Are you getting caught up in the end of the year madness yet? I have been wooed and waltzed right into it like a princess at the royal ball. I am doing a bit of housekeeping - notice the new header up top? It is the Cook Republic food truck and it is here to stay, strictly online of course. Calendars, dates, appointments, catch-ups, parties, work commitments, new ventures have depleted my time but I am trying to do the right thing and still not skip lunch. An egg chop goes a long way in sustaining those hunger pangs when there is so much else going on.
The recipe I am sharing today sounds more like a kung-fu movie and less like a protein packed speedy lunch dish. It is kind of like both in some ways. Speedy lunch - check! Packs a wallop (especially if you heap the Sriracha) - check! The best things in life are either free or amazingly simple. It doesn't get any simpler than this mix of flavours on a slice of homemade bread. And in the spirit of simplicity, hope you make it this week and enjoy it as much as I do.
SRIRACHA BROCCOLI EGG CHOP
A speedy protein packed brunch idea for a mid morning pick-me-up.
Makes - To serve 2
4 boiled eggs, roughly chopped
8 small broccoli florets, steamed for 2 minutes in the microwave and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
big squeezes of Sriracha sauce (preferably Huy Fong Rooster brand)
Combine all ingredients except Sriracha sauce in a large bowl and toss gently. Serve with a squeeze of Sriracha sauce.
You can add toasted slivered almonds to the mix and give it some crunch.
Can be served as a salad, open sandwich topping or stuffing for calzones, croquettes and pies.
I often just stir through the Sriracha instead of squeezing some on top when I am by myself, because I am kind of addicted to it.
I have a new bottle of sriracha and I'm pretty sure it's meant for this!
Never thought of adding broccoli to egg salad - will have to try it with the next broccoli which sits uneaten in the fridge! Love your new header, very clean and funky.
Where do you buy Huy Fong Rooster sriracha?! And (related question) - do you know where I could get my hands on organic, unrefined, toasted sesame oil perchance?
This looks gorgeous and I can't wait to try it. When I track down the sriracha.
I love eggs + mustard... can't imagine the combination with Sriracha but will give it a go.
Those tartines look amazing and tasty! What a great topping.
I'm all for a speedy and healthy lunch! I like your new banner!
Sriracha is a staple in our house, and I love the idea of a broccoli and egg chop for lunch or those nights when I'm too exhausted to put together a meal. Great post!
Simple recipes like this are always the best. Stir-fried veggies heaped on top on rice/roti/bread is always my favorite on busy days 🙂