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
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!).
Perfect, quick poached 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!
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
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!