Quick Thai Chicken and Kale Omelette
A range of very quick Friday night meals that are healthy and satisfying for everyone in the family is essential for me to stay sane. Since my eldest son start school last year we have either Auskick or Milo cricket each Friday night after school. For little people, a week of school, after school activities and then getting home later than usual = very hungry tired people for me to feed QUICKLY! Failure to do so can result in melt downs of epic proportions…Tired, hungry children are not fun.
An omelette is something that I am sure you have on your menu already (assuming that you are not vegan of course). It is a versatile meal because you can add whatever you have on hand and it is ready in less than 10 minutes. I love this version because it is fresh and light and totally satisfying. There is no heaviness of cheese in this omelette, the flavour burst is provided by the freshness of the kale, the herbs and the fish sauce. I added kale to instead of spring onion which would be included in a traditional Thai version. We have such an abundance of kale in the vegetable garden right now that I have been adding it to meals almost every night.
This recipe is inspired by a recipe I learnt at cooking school in Thailand. The addition of the fish sauce and soy sauce give a regular omelette a fresh lift. Leave the chilli out for the kids and get it started for dinner tonight.
- ½ tablespoon coconut oil
- 100 -150 grams chicken mince
- 25 grams fresh kale
- ½ tablespoon tomato, chopped
- 2 eggs whisked quickly to break up
- drizzle of soy sauce or Tamari
- drizzle of fish sauce
- fresh coriander leaves to serve
- 1 long red chilli finely sliced (optional)
- Add the oil to a pan on low/medium heat and add the chicken mince when the oil has warmed
- Stir the mince to ensure that it does not clump together
- Once the mince is almost cooked add the tomatoes and kale to the pan
- Drizzle the eggs around the pan and jiggle the pan to settle the ingredients
- Once the omelette is starting to cook drizzle a small amount of soy and then fish sauce over the top and allow the omelette to cook until the egg sets
- Serve with fresh coriander leaves and sliced red chilli if desired
- Add a side of salad, asparagus or vegetable of choice
Are you a fan of quick Friday meals? Are omelettes on your menu plan and if so what is your favorite flavor combination?
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