Use your Noodle
Noodles? For Sunday Brunch?!
And green ones at that? What a wierdo...
Amy challenged us to use our noodles for the latest edition of IMBB. I've noticed a trend towards ribbon-like pieces of vegetable being labelled noodles, particularly in vegetarian and raw restuarants. Some people are even making beautiful fruit-based noodles. I figured, if it's good enough for them, then it's good enough for me (and hopefully it will be good enough for Amy too).
I wanted to make a delicious brunch that was healthier than usual, but still as satisfying. Leeks lend themselves easily and beautifully to ribbon-like shaping, so I decided they should be the base of my dish.
1 leek, trimmed, cleaned and cut into fine ribbons
1 spring garlic, cleaned, trimmed and cut into fine ribbons
1 fresh, happy egg
half a rasher of bacon with most of the fat removed
half an oz of blue cheese
1 handful fresh breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon almond meal
1 teaspoon olive oil
dash of vinegar
-steam leek ribbons until tender, leave covered to keep warm once cooked.
-meanwhile carefully pan fry spring garlic ribbons until crispy and golden. Remove onto kitchen towel to drain of excess oil.
-in the meantime pan fry diced bacon, breadcrumbs and almond meal til golden. Add cheese and stir until it forms a nice crunchy mixture.
-whilst you are doing that, add a dash of vinegar to some water, heat it to a simmer and poach an egg.
-arrange leek noodles, like a nest. Fill nest with the bread/bacon/almond/cheese mixture. Top with poached egg and then crown with the crispy spring garlic.
(Approx 6 Weightwatcher points)
That was quite good, that was, now what's for lunch?
Links, Resources and Further Reading
Bay Area Resources:
Leeks & Spring Garlic | Chues Farm
Eggs | Marin Sun Farm
Blue Cheese | Point Reyes
Buy Cheese | Cowgirl Creamery
Delia Smith | How to poach an egg
Daily weight loss, weightwatchers and diet notes:
The reason I chose Weightwatchers # 2: They don't lecture on not eating things, but they do encourage you to eat healthily. 5 portions of fruit and or vegetables a day is one of the goals that Weightwatchers set for you.
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