Sunday, April 18, 2010

Breakfast of Champions

So it's Sunday morning and you had friends stay over. Time to get moving but not too fast. Maybe a little pickmeup is in order. My choice would be........
a shot of Patron XO Cafe in Hazelnut coffee. It works really good with the Hazelnut but you could use any coffee. It is also great as an iced coffee.  I like mine black but it is also good with your favorite creamer.
You finish your coffee and it's time to start thinking about something to eat. But how about a Bloody Mary first you ask. HALE YEAH! Here's what I like.
Lower Sodium Version
24 oz. of Reduced Sodium V8 juice
8 oz of the Majors Peter
12 oz. of Vodka
The juice of 1 lime
A lot of fresh ground pepper
A bunch of shakes of Worcestershire
Hot sauce and horseradish to taste
Makes eight 8 oz glasses
And those peel and eats you had leftover...
They make great edible garnishes.
If you're not concerned about the sodium delete the V8 and use 24 0z. of the Majors Peter and 8 oz. of water.
So you've worked up a little appetite. How about a sausage sandwich? OK, go fire up the charcoal grill. You could take Italian Sausages out of their casings and form into patties or you could make much healthier sausage patties using 1 pound of ground pork and these ingredients.
Finely chop the rosemary leaves. Add them and several twists of black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of Paprika, a tablespoon or so of Italian Seasoning and a pinch of salt to the pork. Grind two teaspoons of fennel seeds in a spice or coffee grinder and add to the mixtures.
Chop and add two slices of Lower Sodium Bacon to the pork and mix together. Form into four patties and cook on the grill as you would a well done burger.
They should be a nice golden brown when they come up. Place a piece of extra sharp white cheddar cheese on top and nuke enough to melt the cheese. Grill ciabatta* bread basted with Olivio. Place sausage and cheese on bread and top with scrambled egg. SMF..TG
Shown above is MB's World Famous Ciabattabatta Bread. It's the shit! You could also use bread bought from a deli/bakery. The sausage and the bread can be made days ahead of time and frozen. Defrost in the fridge the night before and you have a very quick and easy meal. Not so much with the Bloodys though...

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