Shallot Shrimp Ragu

Random concoction…ready go!

Shallot Shrimp Ragu, on top of roasted eggplant, topped with poached eggs.


  • 2 shallots, loosely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, loosely chopped
  • 3 cups wild caught baby shrimp
  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 TBSP bacon fat
  • Himalayan pink sea salt/pepper
  • Garlic powder

Saute all ingredients except for the baby shrimp over medium heat until it has a saucy consistency. Reduce heat to low, and roast eggplant, like this: 1…2…ready, eggplant! Once eggplant is finished roasting, add the shrimp to the simmering ragu, and continue simmering while you poach eggs (looks like hamburger helper, SO NOT hamburger helper!).IMG_3509

Perfect, quick poached eggs:

  • 2 eggs
  • 10 oz water
  • 2 coffee mugs

Fill both coffee mugs about 3/4 full with water. Crack and drop each egg into it’s own mug. Pop in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes. How long you microwave them, depends on how you want the yolks. Mine were over-medium and I went for 2 minutes. Plate eggplant, top with ragu, top with poached eggs. Enjoy!IMG_3527

Poached Egg…salad?

I’ve done a lot with eggs, but I’ve never topped a salad with one! The inspiration came from a newer restaurant here in San Diego, 100 Wines, from the Cohn Family Restaurant Group (one of our favorites), view the amazing menu here: 100 Wines Menu. They’re very accommodating with gluten-free, grain-free, etc. and willingly substitute breads/pita for crisp vegetables, or will remove ingredients you can’t eat, etc.

I met a girlfriend for dinner there and I enjoyed the Mixed Greens salad: poached egg, crispy pork belly, ciabatta crouton, piquillo, peppers, ginger apple dressing-sans the ciabatta crouton of course 🙂 It was fabulous! I can’t believe how awesome the yolk was mixed in with the salad. I told Seth about it, and he made this one night recently!

Burger Egg Salad

  • Burger patties, of your choice
  • Bacon
  • Over-easy or poached egg
  • Salad, of your choice

You can use any burger patties you choose, seasoned however you want, and same goes for the salad and it’s ingredients-be creative. Make the salad, top with burger, bacon and poached eggs. Mix altogether-the key is a little runny yolk, it flavors the salad so well!DSC_0226DSC_0229