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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Breakfast - CCC (Creative Cooking Crew Challenge)


This months challenge for The Creative Cooking Crew is BREAKFAST - now if you have been following this blog even a little bit you will know just how fond I am of breakfast and brunch and brinner (which is Breakfast for Dinner). I love to make poached eggs.
Eggs benedict with quail eggs, steak, shrimp, wilted spinach asparagus and a salad of grape tomatoes and cucumbers. This is a breakfast sure to delight even the most seasoned of "brunchers" with its wonderfully seasonal variety.
 
I froze the steak so that I could cut it into perfect little squares and then I grilled it while it was still a little frozen so I could get it nicely rare while still giving it deep grill marks. If you have never poached a quail egg before let me just tell you that it happens in less than a minute so be prepared. This breakfast  was a hit and I would serve this to anyone at anytime. Thanks again Creative Cooking Crew for another great challenge.


Lets throw one more into the mix - this was so good I had to make it again.

7 comments:

LaDivaCucina said...

The Egg man! I love the combo of all flavors, the addition of steak and of course poached eggs, my fave. I've never tried to poach a quail egg, sounds like a very delicate act! Well done, Christo!

Joan Nova said...

Gorgeous and creative! Love the addition of shrimp … love the presentation! You rock!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Love this brinner concept, especially with a poached egg to finish it off.

angela@spinachtiger said...

Just beautiful and I like that tip about freezing the steak before cutting.

Lori Lynn Hirsch Stokoe said...

Hi Christo - I adore this dish! The colors, everything. And your plating skills are over the top!
LL

http://platanosmangoes.com said...

Your plating skills are over the top and a must try dish. I always look forward to your recipes.

upstart kitchen said...

very pretty. The technique of cooking a frozen steak is one we use at home - if you ever get a chance, give a try to searing a frozen-solid ribeye, hard on both sides, and then into a 200F oven. 60 minutes for 1" steak. Sear again when it comes out; no need to rest. Great results.

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