Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dining Alfresco on our Deck overlooking the San Francisco Bay

Brunch Dining Alfresco.. Delish Mixed Mushroom Frittata!
It's that time of year again, when we find any excuse possible to live outside in the sunshine and enjoy our view over the central part of San Francisco Bay. We are lucky enough to be able to walk with our coffee cups down to the farmer's market on Sunday mornings, here in our little community. Walking back, our arms and bags laden with fresh local produce, artisan cheese, hand-crafted olive oil...

Easy Ingredients:
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
3 cups mixed mushrooms - doesn't matter what kind!
6 eggs
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes (packed in olive oil)

Put 2 tablespoons of the oil into a nonstick pan,  heat gently, then add the shallots,garlic, and basil. Saute gently for a few minutes until softened, but not browned.

Chop or slice mushrooms and add to the pan, saute for 4-5 minutes until they just start to brown, remove from heat.

Mix the eggs into a bowl with the parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Then carefully stir in the mushroom mixture, and the sun-dried tomatoes. Wipe the pan clean.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the clean skillet and pour your egg mixture back in. Cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until set on the bottom. Transfer to under a pre-heated broiler and cook for about 2-3 minutes until the top is nicely brown.  We love to top ours with a nice manchego or parmesan cheese, but it's all up to you!

The complete touch?  Mimosas served in our Caron's Beach House beautiful coastal martini glasses!

1/2 glass Champagne
2 barspoons of Grand Marnier
freshly squeezed orange juice to top off

Enjoy your next Sunday Brunch - would love to see some of your favorite brunch specialties!

Martini Glasses with Etched Schools of Fish!

5 comments:

Privet and Holly said...

Okay, Caron, I'm SERIOUSLY jealous of you being able to walk to the farmer's market this time of year! Being LANDLOCKED in the Midwest, our farmer's markets don't start for about another month....and not really in earnest until June! What a LOVELY recipe and, with mimosas, how could you possibly go wrong?? I've seen glassware very similar to those at Crate and Barrel and have COVETED them for a while.
DELICIOUS post! xx P&H

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Yummy recipe-- I especially love those martini glasses!! ♥

Beachcombing.... said...

Privet and Holly - I am so sorry to make you jealous, just so excited to be living here. A little warmer, more sunshine.. and hopefully I won't be damp anymore! I lived in Seattle most of my life, miss my friends and my kids, but
DO NOT miss much else. PS You can buy those glasses on my site: www.caronsbeachhouse.com

Beachcombing.... said...

Thanks Erin! Wait till you see the recipe that I made tonite... so incredibly good. It was one of the scallop recipes in the April issue of Coastal Living. Turned out fabulous! I am becoming quite the chef!

the savvy host said...

Always enjoy your beachside posts ~ thanks for keeping the fresh sea breeze in our (landlocked) face!!

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