Saturday, October 31, 2009

Chinese Omelette

We ended up going shopping last night, wandering around in search of some birthday presents and of course this meant that we had to find the right one so you guessed it ~ the shopping (as usual) took longer than we had hoped. Present found - a beautiful cookbook for a friend of mind who is turning 30 today and has just had her kitchen refurbished.

Needless to say a gourmet dinner was not in contention for dinner last night as it was very late. I wanted something easy, quick but still full of flavour.

An Chinese Omelette, full of vegetables and drizzled with hoisin sauce was the answer. No cheese like most omelettes yet very enjoyable and was what I really wanted.

Chinese Omelette

Serves: 1
Points per serve: 4.5

2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup skim milk
cooking spray
1 teaspoon garlic, crushed
1/2 brown onion, sliced
1 carrot, coarsely grated
1/4 green capsicum sliced
1/2 ripe tomato, diced
100 grams button mushrooms, sliced
100 grams bean sprouts
2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 red bullet chilli, sliced (optional)

Preheat grill.

In a small jug combine eggs and skim milk. Season with salt and pepper.

Coat a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray. Add garlic and onion and cook over a medium heat for 2 - 3 minutes or until onion is softened slightly. Add carrot, capsicum, tomato and mushrooms. Stir fry for a further 2 - 3 minutes.

Ensure vegetables are spread out over the entire pan. Sprinkle with bean sprouts evenly. Pour egg mixture over the vegetables ensuring that the bottom of the pan is covered. Sprinkle with half the coriander. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes or until small bubbles form in the egg surface.

Place frying pan under grill and cook the top of the omelette, 2 - 3 minutes. Ensure your pan handle does not go under the grill. Remove omelette to a plate, drizzle with hoisin sauce. Sprinkle with coriander and chilli if using.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)


Anonymous said...

When do you add the hoisin?

Jo said...

You don't actually add the hoisin, you drizzle it over the cooked omelette.