Sunday, April 26, 2009

Shrimp Omelette

I love eggs and I can eat it everyday but I limit myself to eat not more than 3 eggs a week. This is a dish that my mom used to cook for us and it is usually served as a complimentary dish to other dishes on our dinner table. Sometimes she will add long beans, preserved radish, tomato and even pork to it. This is such a versatile dish and you can add just about anything you like to it.


3 eggs
1 onions – slice thinly
1 clove of garlic - chopped
8 shrimps – peel and deveined
2 spring onions – cut about 1" length
1 red chili – slice thinly
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Break eggs in a bowl, add a bit of salt and pepper to it. Beat it with a fork and set it aside.
2. Heat up some oil in a non-stick pan, add in onions, garlic, and chili and stir-fry until lightly brown and fragrant.
3. Add in shrimp, stir-fry until the shrimps turn pink, add in some salt and pepper, pour the eggs into the pan, sprinkle the spring onions on top, wait for 2-3 minutes till it is cooked through, and then flip the other side.
4. Cook for another minute and dish out. Serve with warm rice.


Christelle said...

Oh I love simple and tasty dishes :)))
A tip I got from an ex(I don't know anybody who makes omelettes as perfect a his!!): pass the omelette still in the pan for a few minutes, it makes it all fluffy :)))

Christelle said...

Humm, I meant: pass the omelette still in the pan UNDER THE GRILL for a few minutes, it makes it all fluffy :)))..sorry...

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Thanks for the recipe! We just bought three big bags of large shrimp and I have eggs consuming my fridge!

My Asian Kitchen said...

oh yes..this my childhood favourite dish too!! I love this dish,usually we eat wt chok!! infact I just make some with leftover crayfish but still prefer shrimp!! shrimp taste better,right?

Jun said...

hi Gert, i nak buat dish ni..selalu buat dulu..tgk u punyer, trus rasa nk makan, hahaha...

Samantha Tan said...

Hiya, chanced upon your blog recently when Googling recipes and just wanted to say I think you've done a great job! :) I'm a Malaysian foodie based in London and I love the amount of recipes from home you have on here.

Just started a food blog of my own, a mix of recipes and restaurant reviews. Do pop by if you're free :)

Keep cooking!


mycookinghut said...

I wish I could 'ka lui' to my lunch as I am eating!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I love shrimps in my omelet too, it gives out a different flavor, shiok!

VG said...

What would be do without eggs? Two of my fav ingredients in one simple yummy dish!

Cat Cat said...

I love eggs fried with onion too. Very traditional dish - my mom cooked that alot too.

Zue Murphy said...

The shrimps look good. I like this kind of omelette. Easy to cook and delicious.

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, when I make fritata I will always grill it in the oven for a few mintues but for this I just simply flip it over on the pan :)

Alisa, maybe you can make this simple dish with the eggs and shrimps :)

Lesley, we always have this type of dish on our lunch and dinner table. Maybe is the Hokkien thing :)

Jun, buat ni lah..senang nak masak :)

Samantha, thanks for stopping by and will visit your blog later.

Leemei, if you live nearby you can always drop by here for lunch :)

LCOM, add a bit of cili padi lagi siok ha ha...

VG, yeap easy and simple. This is what I cook if I am lazy.

Cat, my mom and grandmother too used to cook this a lot. I like the one with long beans too.

Zue, try masak ni for Murphy. I am sure it taste better than his egg foo yong :)

Big Boys Oven said...

such a simple delicious dish, I think I can dish this out! my honey will love it! I love shrimp!

Salt N Turmeric said...

whylah i never thought of adding prawn to it?? lol.

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, yea is simple but yummy!

Farina, I normally will add shrimps to my telur goreng and also chili padi for some extra kick.