Monday, April 9, 2012
Hello from sunny, beautiful Arizona! We are having a lovely time down here so far. I'm still open to suggestions for dinner places in the Scottsdale area, as I still need to choose a place for my birthday dinner later this week (so if you have one leave a comment please!). We rented a condo so we've been able to do a little bit of cooking, though we have learned that it takes some creativity since we don't have nearly all the supplies that we would have in our home kitchens. These breakfast wraps are a delicious result of that creativity. They didn't require too many special tools or spices, instead getting their spice from the chorizo and some simple salt and pepper. We had to go back to the grocery store of course once we remembered that we didn't have a way to grate the block of Monterey Jack cheese I picked out, but luckily the store here had the most ridiculous selection of shredded cheese ever. In the end, these wraps turned out so well that I ate the entire "photo shoot" version, the wrap that had a little bit extra stuffed inside for the purpose of taking a picture. Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and is looking forward to a great week!
2 tomatoes, diced
1 avocado, diced
1 clove garlic
Juice of one lime
Salt and pepper, to taste
8 ounces beef chorizo sausage (or another spicy sausage)
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup blend of Mexican cheeses
4 flour tortillas
Stir together diced tomatoes, diced avocados, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, then squeeze the juice from one lime over the mixture. Stir and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 250F. Cook the chorizo sausage until it is done on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Place the cooked chorizo on some napkins on an oven proof plate or container and put it in the oven to stay warm while you cook the eggs. Wet some more paper towels and layer the tortillas in between paper towel layers. Put the tortillas on a baking sheet and put them in the oven to warm up while you cook the eggs.
Whisk together the eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a large non-stick pan. Add the eggs. Cook the eggs as you prefer when you scramble them. Toward the end of the cooking time add in the sausage and cheese and cook just until the cheese melts.
Assemble the wraps: scoop some egg and sausage mixture and put in the center of a tortilla. Spoon the tomato and avocado on top, wrap it up and serve. You could also add salsa or hot sauce depending on your preference.