Archive for the ‘Breakfast’ Category
Look, I’m fully aware that I just put up a post about all the healthy shit that inhabits our kitchen, mudroom and basement, so it may seem odd that my next post is about preservative-laden, meat-ish product Spam.
What I failed to mention in that last post is that our vice of choice isn’t really bacon, or candy, or even ice cream, but it’s beer, and wine. We live in a lovely little area on the Central Coast that produces incredible wine, and some of the world’s best beer. And, sometimes we overindulge. And sometimes the only cure to a long, lazy Sunday of wine tasting, beer tasting, cheese tasting, sherry vinegar finding(!!) and bike riding is junk food.
Hence, a breakfast of Spam Musubi. Deliciousness in a portable package.
Just make some sticky rice in your rice cooker, fry some Spam in a pan and add a little sugar and soy sauce at the end. Cut your nori sheets in half, and press some rice into your musubi maker that your favorite brother’s girlfriend gave you for Christmas. Sprinkle in some furikake, lay on the Spam, more furikake, more rice and roll. And nom.
I served it with sliced avocado in sherry vinegar. Mmmmm. The sherry vinegar is just as delicious as I imagined. It will be appearing here on the blog soon.
Yesterday morning I realized that we had some leftover chorizo from the beans we made Sunday, so I decided to quickly cook it up for my favorite breakfast ever. That’s right… I know this is going to sound crazy, but I like chorizo tacos better than bacon and eggs.
And now I’m mortified that you know my dirty little secret. Bacon is King, but these are pretty damn good. And, whatevs. Chorizo is still pork, so I’m not totally crazy.
First I chopped up half an onion. Cooked it for a couple of minutes. Then added half a pound of chorizo. Cooked it for a couple of minutes. Then I added 4-5 beaten eggs. A couple of them had double yolks, so I can’t remember how many I actually added. Heat up some tortillas on the griddle and serve with cheese, salsa and if you’re lucky bloody marys, or micheladas. (We had neither, as it was just a Tuesday morning breakfast and Sean frowns on me serving cocktails before noon on weekdays. Unless we’re really hungover, but that’s a whole different can of worms.)
That last picture looks sorta gross (why do my finished product pictures always look disgusting?), but it was awesome. I wish we could eat this way every day.
This dish takes less than ten minutes to prepare, and is so satisfying, it’s worth the effort. Now if I can only get some damn beers with it next time.