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Smoked Salmon Asparagus Eggs Benedict

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I love smoked salmon and just had it with poached eggs at Maison Kayser last weekend. It gave me an idea to make something similar at home. The first thing I did was look for a good quality smoked salmon that is not too expensive. I found one at my local Shoprite. First, poached an egg and set aside. Then cook several asparagus spears until tender (you can either boil or steam it). Immediately submerged it in ice cold water then pat dry and arrange on a plate. Prepare your…read more

Prime Rib Tapa

Posted by in Beef, Brunch

I served prime rib for our Christmas eve dinner and sure enough we had leftovers. So for Christmas day brunch I decided to make “tapa” from it. Tapa in tagalog is dried/cured meat which is then fried or grilled before serving. I didn’t exactly cure my meat but just quickly marinated it in a bit soy sauce, pepper and garlic powder. These are the seasonings that I use to make beef tapa. Then pan fried it in a little oil until both sides are seared and crisp at the edges….read more

Beef Tapa Rice Bowl

Posted by in Breakfast, Brunch

This a a creative way of dishing up Tapsilog. This combination of meat, egg and rice became so popular in the 80’s that several restaurants and take out counters sprouted all over the city serving only this. There are several possible combination of meat, egg and rice dishes you can come up with. Most popular would be tocino a sweet cured pork, longganisa which is a type of Filipio sausage and tapa which is cured beef. There are really no limits to what you can use fried chicken, bacon, hot…read more

Easter Bread Cones

Posted by in Brunch, Holidays and Entertaining

Bread cones are easy to make and would be a fun activity to do with kids. This may also be just the treat to serve for your Easter breakfast or brunch. You will need a horn mold to create the shape of your bread. I got mine relatively cheap at amazon.com. If you don’t have a mold you can make your own by using a cardboard shaped into a cone and then wrapped with aluminum foil. For my bread cone I just bought a can of Pillsbury crescent seamless dough…read more

Popeye Eggs

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I always order Popeye eggs every time we go to Sarabeth’s Tribeca for brunch. It is scrambled eggs over an English muffin with ham and sautéed spinach. This is my take on this favorite dish of mine. I didn’t have English muffins or ham on hand but I always have spinach, eggs and bread in the fridge. I decided to poach the eggs instead of scrambling it because I think it has more visual appeal, to compensate for the lack of ham in this recipe. To make, toast a slice…read more