Aug 272014
 
Morsels of Life - How to Poach an Egg

Poached Eggs - it's one of those recipes I've feared. It's always described as a temperamental and difficult recipe. How badly would my first attempt fail? Trying to avoid failure, I did some research. Turns out, making poached eggs isn't so difficult if you've got a few tricks up your sleeve. I like to crack the egg into a small bowl or container first. It allows for a more controlled egg drop. However, the most helpful hint is actually stirring the water before adding the egg. The moving water forces the egg into the center of the pot, making for a neater poached egg. Now you've mastered poached eggs, so go impress your friends with some Smoked Salmon Benedict!

How will you enjoy your poached eggs?


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Make perfectly poached eggs with just a few simple tricks!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 poached egg

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1 egg

Methods:

Morsels of Life - How to Poach an Egg Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - How to Poach an Egg Step 2 - Crack egg into a small bowl or ramekin. 2. Crack egg into a small bowl or ramekin.
Morsels of Life - How to Poach an Egg Step 3 - Bring water to a simmer and quickly stir the water in one direction. 3. Bring water to a simmer and quickly stir the water in one direction.
Morsels of Life - How to Poach an Egg Step 4 - Carefully pour egg into water. 4. Carefully pour egg into water.
Morsels of Life - How to Poach an Egg Step 5 - Let egg cook for approximately 5 minutes, undisturbed. 5. Let egg cook for approximately 5 minutes, undisturbed.
Morsels of Life - How to Poach an Egg Step 6 - Remove egg with a slotted spoon. You've successfully poached an egg! 6. Remove egg with a slotted spoon. You've successfully poached an egg!

Morsels of Life - How to Poach an Egg

Aug 252014
 

Welcome to Share Your Stuff Tuesday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :)

Starting off with what I've been up to this week:


Burger and Veggies Foil Pack
Layer some chopped veggies on top of a beef patty and wrap it in foil to make some burger and veggie foil packs.

Cajun Shrimp Guacamole
Avocado, onions, and bell pepper combined with Cajun seasoned shrimp for one mighty tasty Cajun shrimp guacamole.

Five Friday Finds
Party open until midnight Wednesday - stop by and share some recipes. :)

Now, let's get this party started! Hope you enjoy these posts, and don't forget to link up your posts below, and then link back here. (Images come from the posts.)


Let's start with the most viewed!


Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Don't these cupcakes look just yummy? :)

And a few of my favorites!


Roasted Corn with Smoky Lime Butter
Roasted corn's already tasty, and then add on some smoky lime butter? Yum!

Coconut Ladoo
These little balls are so yummy, and simple too, with just two ingredients. :)

Cheesy Grits with Shrimp
I love me some cheesy shrimp grits!

Be sure to stop by each host to check out their personal favorites! Link up your posts below, and then link back here. :)

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Aug 252014
 
Morsels of Life - Cajun Shrimp Guacamole

Anyone who's around here much knows we're fans of guacamole, all sorts of guacamole! So when I saw this recipe on Bev Cooks, I knew we'd have to give it a try, especially since we like Cajun shrimp too! Initially, I wasn't sure about the guacamole since it didn't have any spices/herbs or tomatoes, which we like to include in our guacamoles. However, once you add in the shrimp, this guacamole really hits the mark! In fact, part way through, I actually went back and cut the shrimp into bite sized pieces and mixed it completely into the guacamole. It's what I'd recommend if you make this Cajun Shrimp Guacamole.

What's a recipe you weren't sure about going in but just hit the mark?


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Avocado, onions, and bell pepper combined with Cajun seasoned shrimp for one mighty tasty Cajun shrimp guacamole.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and cleaned
2 avocados
82 grams 1/2 pound 1/2 cup 1 bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons green onions, sliced
39 grams 1/4 cup onion, diced
1 tablespoon lime juice

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Step 2 - Melt butter, and place Cajun seasoning in pan. 2. Melt butter, and place Cajun seasoning in pan.
Morsels of Life - Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Step 3 - Cook shrimp in buttery Cajun seasoning. 3. Cook shrimp in buttery Cajun seasoning.
Morsels of Life - Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Step 4 - Stir together remaining materials. Mix shrimp into guacamole or just serve on top. Either way, it's tasty. :) 4. Stir together remaining materials. Mix shrimp into guacamole or just serve on top. Either way, it's tasty. :)

Morsels of Life - Cajun Shrimp Guacamole