The Bilbao Brunch

2016-05-16
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  • Cuisine : Spanish Cuisine
  • Course : Brunch
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Category : Course
  • Servings : 6
  • Preparation Time : 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time : 20 Minutes
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  • Chef : François
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A delicious brunch as served in Basque Country, Spain 

The Basque Country

While travelling in the Basque Country, I spent a few days visiting beautiful Basque Country towns (both on the French and Spanish sides) like Saint-Jean de Luz, San Sebastian (See the article I posted a while ago, HERE), Bilbao and the Atlantic coastal plain.
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Bilbao

Once arrived in Bilbao, you can’t miss the beautiful Guggenheim Museum of Contempary Arts
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The Casco Viejo

One of the best culinary experiences in Bilbao lies in the old district called the « Casco Viejo« , with lots of tapas bars and great local restaurants…
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And here’s the square in the old dictrict where I ate this dish
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Easy salsa verdeA Spanish dish so delicious…. and simple !

Ingredients

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6 Eggs. Very Fresh please!!!

A few slices of Spanish Chorizo

1 Cup Riccota Cheese (250 grams)

 Sauce

3 Bell Peppers

1 Onion

3 Cups Diced Tomatoes in Can (690 grams)

2 teaspoons of Chili Powder

2 teaspoons of Paprika

1 teaspoon of Chili powder (or Espelette). Substitute with cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon of Onion Powder

 Toppings

A small quantity of Parmesan Cheese

A small quantity of Basil leaves

Steps

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The Cast Iron skillet

The skillet that this dish was served to me in Basque Country was pretty close to a Lodge Cast-iron Skillet, which I bought for the occasion

Cooking the vegetables

Start by cooking the diced Onions until they start to caramelize, then add the diced Bell Peppers
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Then add the diced Tomatoes (I took a 28-oz can of diced tomatoes)
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After 10/15 minutes, the vegetables are very soft, the liquid has thickened
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Easy salsa verdeSeparate the vegetables in two halves and blend one half
Easy salsa verdePour this vegetable sauce in the skillet
Then pour the 2nd half of vegetables that were not blended
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Easy salsa verdeUsing the back of a spoon, dig a few holes (one per egg) into the vegetables
Spoon Ricotta cheese into those holes and press (to create a hole that will contain the egg)
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Easy salsa verdeCrack an Egg into each hole

Baking

Bake the dish in pre-heated oven (360 °F/180 °C) for 5/10 minutes
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Baking

When the egg whites start to set, top with Parmesan cheese and pre-cooked Chorizo slices (I precook them in a skillet).

Do NOT replace Spanish Chorizo with mexican or another chorizo ! Taste is totally different. You will find Spanish Chorizo online, imported from Spain, on Amazon for instance
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Here you go ! After 5/10 minutes of baking, the cheese has melted, take out of the oven and top with Basil leaves
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The result and the pix


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