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Pastel Omelet with Shiitake Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, and Fresh Herbs Recipe

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Course: Main Course
Total Time: Under 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Moderate
Cost: Moderate
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Pastel Omelet with Shiitake Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, and Fresh Herbs

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

No matter how you cook them, egg whites alone will never be as firm or have the richness of whites and yolks cooked together. Because of this, I add 1 yolk to 2 whites (you could also use 1 yolk for 3 whites), which produces a lovely pale yellow omelet. Goat cheese, mushrooms, and fresh herbs are naturals with eggs and with each other, and a little goat cheese goes a long way toward adding flavor. If you want, use low-fat goat cheese for this brunch or light lunch dish.

Yield: Serves 2

INGREDIENTS
  • 12 shiitake mushrooms, stemmed
  • Salt for sprinkling, plus more to taste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon mixed minced fresh herbs (such as parsley, thyme, and chives)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

Directions

Preheat the broiler. Wipe the mushroom caps with a damp paper towel. Set the mushrooms on a small baking sheet, coat lightly with nonstick vegetable-oil spray, and sprinkle with salt. Broil, gill side down, and about 4 inches from the heat source, for 2 minutes. Turn over and broil for about 2 minutes longer, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool to the touch. Cut into slices.

In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, and half the herbs. Whisk vigorously until well blended and frothy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over high heat and add the oil. Immediately pour in the eggs and scatter the mushrooms over them. Rapidly stir with a folding motion for about 2 minutes, concentrating on moving the eggs from the outside of the pan to the center until the omelet begins to set.

Reduce the heat to low and continue stirring and folding for another 2 minutes or so until the omelet sets. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the goat cheese evenly over the omelet.

Roll the omelet onto a warmed platter, garnish with the remaining herbs, and serve immediately.


© 2003 Michel Nischan
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

261kcal (13%)
66mg (7%)
3mg (4%)
139mcg RAE (5%)
537mg
40mg
20g
1g
3g
9g
221mg (74%)
560mg (23%)
5g (26%)
17g (26%)
2mg (11%)
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