Mar 22, 2011

Creamy Scramble With Basil and Tomatoes

Before I started cooking, I watched a ton of cooking shows in the Lifestyle Network. I was especially fond of Jamie Oliver’s show, The Naked Chef. He makes cooking seem like a lot of fun, not focusing too much on those stiffly decorated gourmet-style garnished dishes, but on the rustic side of it which made old-style cooking so much more favorable. 

What I remember most from his show was that he has a nice garden, from which he takes wonderful herbs to use in cooking or to dry for storage. Deeply inspired, I bought a lot of dried herbs from the supermarket. And I remember the very first dish I cooked with them. Creamy scrambled eggs with tomato, basil, and pepper. The dried basil definitely upped this really simple dish and blended wonderfully with the half-cooked tomatoes and pepper-infused milk. The result: soft and creamy herbed eggs best served with a piece or two of sausage. I cooked this for an early breakfast last Sunday, and it was just gorgeous.

Creamy Basil-Tomato Scrambled Eggs

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 ½ tsp dried basil
  • A dash of olive oil
  • Combine milk, pepper, basil, and eggs. Beat lightly with a fork. 
  • Heat a nonstick pan and drizzle with olive
  • Add the garlic and tomato and sauté well.
  • Pour the egg mixture all at once and mix lightly with a spoon, making sure that no part becomes browned at the bottom.
  • Cook until set but still soft and creamy.
  • Serve hot with fried rice and breakfast sausages.


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  2. That sounds so yummy! There's nothing more I want than a great garden as well!

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  3. This is really a breakfast to look forward to every morning :)

  4. tasty breakfast, would love to have orange juice or coffee with it...yummy! PinayMum - Mommy's Life Around...wishing you a great Friday! :)

  5. nice dish love it, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  6. thanks for sharing this foodie. i also happen to love watching lifestyle channel...
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  8. hmmm very easy recipe yet looks so elegantly yummy

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