Shrimp Avocado Omelet



We don't make nearly enough brunch/breakfast recipes. And we love brunch! Our favorites are omelets and lox (bloody mary's are always a good treat too :). These omelets kind of have a tex-mex twist with the avocados-pico topping. Gruyere adds a nice, strong taste - you can always substitute with pepper-jack or cheddar though if you'd like. Enjoy these tasty omelets on a nice Saturday morning! Serves 2.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 eggs (2 whole eggs, 4 whites only)
  • 2 tbsp. skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 lb shrimp, cooked, chopped into thirds
  • 1/2 cup gruyere cheese, grated cheese

Directions

  1. Combine tomato, avocado and cilantro together in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  2. Separate eggs so that you are using two whole eggs and four egg whites. Beat eggs and milk in a medium bowl until whites and yolks are combined.Over medium-high heat, melt butter in a 6- or 8-inch non-stick skillet.
  3. Pour 1/2 of egg mixture 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Slide omelet onto a warmed plate, top with 1/2 of the tomato-avocado mixture. Repeat process with second omelet. Top with freshly ground black pepper and serve hot.

21 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

beautiful omellete

Chef E said...

What a gorgeous presentation! Avocado I think goes with all things egg! YUM...

Juliana said...

What a nice and tasty omelet, like the idea of the combination of shrimp and avocado...great for a weekend brunch :-)

Sharon said...

simply beautiful! This almost looks like a crepe. I'd love to try as its much different than my normal omelets.

Ivy said...

Have never tried these ingredients in an omelet but it sounds delicious.

3 hungry tummies said...

I always love the combination of avocado and prawns, with omelet it is even better!

grace said...

you lost me at shrimp, but won me right back with avocado. good heavens, i love those little green suckers. :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Wow, this looks great. I adore shrimp and love the idea of the avocado with the omelet.
Sam

doggybloggy said...

excellent omelete - I make many and I make them often and avocado and shrimp are usually in the mix.

A Year on the Grill said...

I have been eating lots of omelettes recently... loving em, but not as healthy as yours... I love the yolk

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Oh my goodness I'm in love. Delicious.

Elra said...

Scrumptious. Love the avo in there.

sophia said...

Oh gosh, this looks marvelous. I love brunch, too, and wouldn't mind eating this as my late night snack!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Now that looks good! I don't photograph enough breakfast or lunch recipes either. I am too busy eating them. My goal this year is to slow down and shoot more.

The Duo Dishes said...

Shrimp for breakfast? Yes! Very filling.

And who knows what's going on with the Heels? It's a mess! Let's hope things start looking up soon.

Kathleen said...

This sounds de-lish! What a combo!!!

my little expat kitchen said...

This looks scrumptious. I've never tried these ingredients in an omelette before, I bet it's delicious. I'll have to try this.
Magda

Donna-FFW said...

Avocado, egg, and shrimp sounds like a perfect match, so very tasty. Love the photo!

Shannon said...

ooh, i recently tried a shrimp omelette and it was good :)

Olga (MangoTomato) said...

Delicious. This would be good for pretty much any meal of the day. I too love lox!

Sara said...

Yum! Looks like a great omelet. Mine are not nearly as pretty. I am with you guys, that I don't make nearly enough brunch food like this.

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