Shrimp and Avocado Omelet

Shrimp and Avocado Omelet

Serves 1

This simple, elegant omelet is the perfect centerpiece for an extra special breakfast. Tender, succulent shrimp and smooth, creamy avocado balance the light sweet acidity of fresh tomato. Serve alongside fresh fruit and roasted red potatoes.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 ripe tomato, diced
  • 1/4 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 or 4 cooked shrimp, chopped roughly
  • 1/3 cup grated cheese (medium cheddar or Monterey jack)
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Method: 

Toss tomato, avocado and cilantro together in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Beat eggs in a separate small bowl just until whites and yolks are combined, not long enough to become frothy.

Over medium-high heat, melt butter in a 6- or 8-inch skillet (preferably slope-sided and non-stick) until bubbling but not brown. Tilt skillet to spread butter evenly around and up sides.

Pour eggs into the hot skillet, tilting and shaking the pan gently with one hand while stirring eggs briskly with the flat of a fork. Tilt pan and lift edges of omelet with a fork to allow runny egg to reach sides and cook. When eggs begin to firm up and there is almost no runny egg left, add shrimp and cheese, spreading them over the center third of the omelet. Immediately use the fork to fold each side of omelet up over center filling. Tilt the pan to help roll omelet into a loose cylinder. Cook 10 to 30 seconds longer, depending on how brown you prefer the bottom (check for brownness by lifting a corner). Slide omelet onto a warmed plate, top with tomato-avocado mixture and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:490 calories (360 from fat), 40g total fat, 19g saturated fat, 525mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 27g protein
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