Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jerk Breakfast - A Little Expansion Of My Horizons

While I enjoy the occasional sweet dessert, I’ve never been a fan of non-dessert sweet dishes such as apple stuffed pork chops, preferring the savory taste instead. However, lately, I’m becoming more willing to give the sweeter dishes a try and have really enjoyed the recent meals we’ve had with mango-pineapple salsa. I’m also trying to be more creative with leftovers and turn them into something totally different, such as using the jerk chicken for quesadillas, see May 31.

We still had the ingredients left from the quesadillas and I decided that substituting eggs for the tortilla might work pretty well and a new omelet idea was born. I warmed the chicken, and the roasted red and Anaheim peppers in olive oil and beat the eggs up with a little half and half. When it came time to cook the eggs, however, I decided it would be quicker and easier to just make a scramble and the taste would be the same. So I added the eggs to the pan along with a handful of Mexican cheese blend and cooked them moist.

I plated the eggs, topped with mango salsa and sided with a couple of slices of toasted aging pumpernickel that I found deep in the bread drawer.

They were very good and I’d definitely do it again – I might even try apple stuffed something.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. that pumpernickel looks great with this meal.

    I would tend to agree, sweet belongs at the end, but pineapple has been creeping into my recipes lately... always top with some extra peppers when I can

  2. Well that most certainly sounds good! Love that pumpernickel bread with it.

  3. I never bother to make an omelet; I just toss the eggs in the pan and scramble up everything together! My dearly beloved loves tomato juice on his eggs, but he might just like your mango salsa instead.

    And I'd eat the baked apples from the old Southern Skillet on highway 321 any day of the week! Too bad the place closed about a million years ago.

  4. Since I fasted today all day--before my surgery, I probably would have eaten a chair or a plate... Then after the surgery, when I 'could' eat---I wasn't really that hungry.... Oh Well...

  5. I'm a gal who loves a good omelet but I love a good scramble too! See to me, it's two different tastes. I have certainly done salsa on my eggs, but I don't know if I've done one that sweet. It'd be a great contrast and I love the pumpernickle bread too!

  6. This sounds great! I love pumpernickel bread and have recently developed a taste for a bit of fruit in some of my dishes. Must be something in the air. :)

  7. Those are some party eggs for sure, look at them getting all wild in there;)


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