Thank you so so so much for all the recipes that you sent in for my recipe competition in August. The winning entry was submitted by Steve Gale, a delicious tostada salad using the sweet-sour flavours of the chilli salt mix that Mexicans use on the streets of Mexico to season mouthwatering slices of mango, pineapple and jicama. His recipe will be published in my new book, ‘Mexican food made simple’ which comes out at the beginning of March next year (yikes).
But there were quite a few other delicous recipes that we felt we had to publish too. I particularly loved the delicious green sauce on eggs that Gicela Morales entered – this recipe is a sure fire way to beat any hangover and perk up the tiredest of parents, teenagers or kids on a weekend morning. Try this recipe this weekend and tune in next week for more competition runners-up…
Gicela Morales’ Huevos Borrachos
This is a hot green salsa with eggs for anyone with a hangover. It’s very easy to make and only requires very basic ingredients and a few green chilles.
You can make it as hot or as mild as you wish, but the idea is to make it as hot as you can stand it! Also makes a good brunch.
INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
FOR THE EGGS
5 free range eggs
1 small onion
2 table spoons of good frying oil
Salt to taste
FOR THE SALSA
3 to 5 green chillies, depending on your tolerance…
1 small clove of garlic
240ml of water
1. Seed the chilles and roast them with the chopped garlic. Remove any burnt skin and put them in a food processor with the water until chopped roughly.
2. Chop the onion. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onion. Saute the onion and add the eggs; mix until scrambled.
3. Add the green salsa to the egg and mix it gently. Bring it to to boil and add salt to taste.
Serve and eat with fresh bread or roll and a strong mug of coffee. Depending on the extent of your hangover, you may not even feel the heat!
by: Thursday, 8 October 2009