Monday, 25 March 2013

Corned Beef Omelette with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil


My earliest memory of corned beef was my grandma's corned beef omelette and corned beef sandwich. Grandma used to fry the omelette with lots of onions and some red chillies. Simple and good. As for the sandwich filling, simply mince lots of shallots and mix it into the corned beef with a good squeeze of lime juice. To me, it is so delicious.

When I open up a can of corned beef, I usually empty the contents into a container and roughly slice it while it is still soft. Once refrigerated, it will harden and having it in slices makes it easy for me to portion it out. I had two slices leftover during a weekend and decided to change grandma's recipe a little bit.



I know big onions is a must for flavour and sweetness and to that I added cherry tomatoes, green chillies and Italian Basil. I usually use red onions but this time I decided to try Bombay  onions after seeing Suituapui use it in his recipe here. And oh, I also put one big portobello mushroom into the omelette.




I have made this omelette previously but without the mushroom and instead of Italian Basil, I used our local daun Selasih. Also I used red onions. As far as I am concerned, I prefer red onion as it has a stronger aroma and taste. And I prefer daun Selasih as it is milder than the Italian variety.


This version with mushrooms, Bombay onions and Italian Basil. I may have put too much basil :)

This version without mushrooms and with red onions, green chillies and daun selasih. I prefer this one.

I also added a slice of cheese this time round. I am not good at flipping omelettes and I just folded it over when it was almost set. For added flavor, I garnished with extra basil and cherry tomatoes when serving. It made for a very satisfying meal.



Corned Beef Omelette with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil
Recipe source : Phong Hong
Ingredients :
- 4 eggs, beaten
- Corned beef (as much as you like)
- 1 big onion, sliced
- a handful of cherry tomatoes
- 1 portobello mushroom, sliced
- Some black pepper
- Basil leaves (as many as you like)
- 1 slice of Cheddar cheese
- Oil for frying

Method :
- Heat oil in pan and saute the onions until wilted.
- Add corned beef, break it up and mix with the onions.
- Even out the mixture on the pan and pour in beaten eggs.
- Put in the cherry tomatoes.
- Add a dash of black pepper.
- When the omelette is almost set, put in cheese and scatter basil leaves on top.
- Fold the omelette over and continue to cook until fully set.
- Dish out and garnish with sliced cucumbers and more basil leaves.
- Serve with white rice or bread.



This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids.

44 comments:

  1. I am mouthwatering and drooling when you mentioned corned beef! I grew up eating corned beef but nowadays trying to cut down on canned food; but of course once in a while it is alright, right? Looks so yum in eggs and with all that cherry tomatoes!

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    1. Mel, I have also cut down on canned food but once in a while I indulge especially when I miss the foods that I used to eat as a kid. And I love corned beef a lot hah! hah!

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  2. Great blog! Those tomatoes and everything look so fresh and delish! Can't wait to read more.

    Follow back if you can :)

    http://chowdownbythebay.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Chelsea! Thanks you for dropping by. I will go over to your place soon, ok?

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  3. Phong Hong,

    I am drooling looking at your corned beef omelette.
    This would be so nice for breakfast or lunch.

    Thanks again for sharing this in LTU..:D
    mui


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    1. mui mui, I have this for breakfast sometimes. If is yummy and filling!

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  4. Ohhhh... Corned beef omelette ..easy but taste delicious. Very nice!

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    1. Thanks, Li Shuan! I love this omelette a lot!

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  5. Love the flavours of this omelette. When I was young, I loved corn beef fried rice because my mum cooked it often!

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    1. Mich, I should try frying rice with it too :)

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  6. Phong Hong your omelette looks yummy Now as I am growing older I can't remember mah-mah's corn beef omelette.now you bring back memories of the good old days ---mah-mah's cooking .I remember how she use to sliced lots of onions cut chilles and squeezed lots of lime juice.It was real delicious and eat with rice .YUM! I like with bread.The next time when I go to supermarket must not forget to buy corn beef.

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    1. Ee-Ee, the corned beef is very nice with lime juice and onions! Aiyo, I must make that sandwich soon. Must put butter on the bread then only extra sedap!

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  7. WOW! I'm drooling by looking at your corned beef omelette! Can eat extra rice with it :)

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    1. Ann, when I eat it with rice, I like to put lots of tomato sauce :)

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  8. PH, i love corned beef! Hv u tried making fried rice w it? Its unbelievably delicious. Oooo now i need to go to jaya grocer tomorow n get a can !,

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    1. Esther, I am going to try it with fried rice. Maybe this weekened :)

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  9. I have never eaten corned beef before... omg... am I missing out??

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    1. Yen, some people don't like it maybe because of the smell. But it is nice once it is cooked or mixed with lime juice. You might want to give it a try :)

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  10. Sadly the one and only time I tasted corned beef, from a tin, it was not a good experience. My husband loves it though and would enjoy your omelette. I love everything else you included in it. Thanks for sharing your sweet memories and recipe:)

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    1. Nancy, sorry that it was unpleasant for you :( Some brands of corned beef have quite a strong beefy smell and contain too much fats. The one I used is a Brazillian brand and it was ok. Maybe you could cook this for your husband :)

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  11. Oooo...never had it this way. Looks really good. Must try one of these days. Yum! Yum!

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    1. Arthur, you should really try this! I know you will love it :)

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  12. Hi Phong Hong,
    Looks so delicious! Omelettes are really a comfort dish! I could just eat them as it is, if with rice, then can tambah nasi!
    Very soon, the canned corned beef will be sold out at the supermarkets! :)

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    1. Joyce, then the corned beef company should pay me some advertising fee hah! hah! hah! I like to eat this omelette with lots of chilli sauce :)

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  13. All in one omelette, I could try this with chicken! Yay, thanks for sharing dear PH! ;)

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    1. Sri, this omelette without any meat is also very flavourful!

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  14. Hi Phong Hong,

    This dish, without tasting them also, I am very sure will taste nice. But corned beef is so expensive! Huhuhu....

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    1. Ya lah, so expensive. I makan just sekali-sekala aje.

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  15. Hi PH, this sounds good, now must go and get some corned beef to try it out :)

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    1. Yes, you must try it! It is quite delicious and I hear it is great with fried rice too.

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  16. nampak sungguh sedap dan senang memasaknya.kena cuba ni :)..sedang cari resipi yang sedap dan senang....dan murah hehe

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    1. Telur memang senang dimasak dan sedap! Kalau tak letak corned beef pun ok juge. Buat stail vegetarian.

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  17. Hi Phong Hong! I could tell you are opening up and more receptive to ingredients that you are less familiar or not commonly used in your kitchen. That's really good!

    I love your version of omelette!

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    1. Thanks, Alvin! I am trying to improve on my cooking and adding new stuff :)

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  18. looking at the pic of the cornbeef, reminds me of luncheon meat...hmm..so long never eat that..should be nice in omelette too :)

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    1. Lena, luncheon meat in omelette is also very good! I used to love that. Ah, should go and buy a can of luncheon meat :)

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  19. Phong hong you must do the sandwich with the corn beef spread butter on both sides of the bread and put it in the sandwich maker or what ever it is called the one which I gave you put until a bit brown.Wow sedap loh crunchy and delicious.must give it a try or else it will collect dust.

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    1. Oh ya! I forgot about the sandwich maker. Ya lah must try it soon :)

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  20. Hi Phong Hong,

    Your very colourful omelette looks very flavourful and very versatile to eat. I would love to eat it as filling in my warm sandwiches... Love this delicious thought. Yum!

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, you are right! It makes a good sandwich filling. Very yummy!

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  21. Hi Phong Hong, love your corned beef omelette, look really delicious. Long time never eat cornbeef already, thank you for the reminder.

    Best regards.

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    1. Amelia, corned beef is yummy but we shouldn't eat it too often. Too salty and got preservatives.

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  22. Frankly I have never eaten corned beef before , it is taste like luncheon meat? Your version sound great !

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    1. Sonia, it is different from luncheon meat. Maybe one day you can try :)

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