The operation of Mommies and meals is going at a snail’s pace these days. While adjusting back to normal after our trip to Mexico and with an other trip to France and Spain coming right around the corner, let’s say that we will maintain a slow, summery pace for the next few months 🙂
So what does that mean? Instead of featuring my weekly meals like I do every week, I will share a couple of standout dishes that we particularly enjoyed over the week. Also, every now and then, I will post the recipes that I have used.
This week, the dishes I chose to feature are: a Shakshuka with Peppers and Feta, Kimchi Fried Rice and Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe Fried Egg Sandwich.
Let’s start with the Shakshuka. This was my first time eating it and making it. I decided to give it a try after seeing a lot recipes popping up here and there. In my book, anything with an egg on top of it is worth trying. I also appreciate that this can be easily whipped for a complete weeknight meal. This version here starts with a rich red pepper-tomato sauce, infused with cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper. You finish it off by cracking a couple of eggs directly in the dish and move it in the oven until the eggs set. I also added feta cheese and a lot of fresh parsley. It is delicious served with pita bread served on the side, or traditional Challah bread to stay faithful to the origins of the dish.
Kimchi Fried Rice was my most exciting discovery this week. Like everyone else, I have heard a lot about kimchi but had never tried it before. I didn’t taste it right out of the jar but I liked it a lot combined with the rice. I actually have become slightly addicted to it. It is wonderful with a fried egg, but I also had it with some avocado slices and it was equally delicious. I simply can’t wait to make it again.
Huckleberry’s Fried Egg Sandwich was something I have been wanting to try for a while. Finally, after reading Gwyneth Paltrow’s raves about it and sharing her version of it in her latest book, It’s all Easy, I gave it a try. I never ate the original version at the cafe, but Gwyneth’s version was pretty awesome. A good bread is key of course, but the combination of salty bacon, peppery arugula, melted gruyère cheese and a runny yolk are hard to beet. I can see this one on repeat in our house for a quick lunch or even brunch.
Have a great Memorial Day week end!