Eggs Malagueña

Decades ago, a group of college friends and I traveled to Mazatlan, Mexico for spring break.  We drove from Alamosa, Colorado to Nogales, Arizona and continued by train to Mazatlan.  We stayed on the less expensive “Mexican” side of town in a quaint hotel across from the ocean.  Right next door was a tiny restaurant that soon became our daily breakfast place.  For breakfast every day?  Eggs Malagueña–an amazing dish of eggs, asparagus, shrimp, tomatoes and cheese.  I still remember it all this time later–it was that yummy!

This morning, DH decided he wanted scrambled eggs with the leftover fish from the other night.  My first thought was “ewwwwww!”  Then I wondered how in the world I could make that yummy, and Eggs Malagueña somehow came to mind.  I also had leftover steamed asparagus!  And tomatoes!  Let’s see if the recipe will be yummy with fish instead of shrimp.  And it was!

Here’s what you need for two servings:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup steamed asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2-3/4 cup cooked mild fish, cut into bite-sized pieces  (Or shrimp!)
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • pinch of red pepper flakes

Place a skillet over medium heat.  Spray it with oil.  Whisk eggs and milk in a small bowl.  Add to skillet and cook until almost set.

Heat asparagus and fish in the microwave.  When eggs are nearly set, reduce heat to low and add asparagus, fish, and tomatoes.  Stir to combine.

Add cheese and red pepper flakes, stir and remove from heat.

Divide between two plates, top with green salsa and avocado….YUM!

(This is a salad-sized plate)  What a breakfast, and really no more difficult than plain ole scrambled eggs.  I personally prefer eggs over-easy, and I think (for me) this recipe would be even yummier with eggs that way–with the other ingredients melted together and served underneath the eggs. 

This was a super way to stretch leftover asparagus and fish–I just had a wee bit of each–not enough for anything else, really.  Next time you have a tiny bit of something leftover, think about breakfast!  Yummy!

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