Italian Shrimp Omelette

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  • This Italian Shrimp Omelette comes packed with flavors and textures, creating a delicious dish. This is the perfect recipe to serve for brunch or any of your special occasions!

    A Shrimp Omelette is a savory omelette with shrimp, scallions, spinach, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. A perfect recipe for those of us who love brunch! #shrimpomelette #omeletterecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    This Italian Shrimp Omelette is a savory omelette that uses shrimp, scallions, spinach, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella cheese.

    Shrimp Omelette? I see your gears turning and people’s alarms going off. I should tell you that for a long time, I was a skeptic about seafood at breakfast. I was also skeptical about cheese and shellfish.

    Needless to say, both of those feelings have changed. It was silly, really, considering I love seafood any other time of day and to be candid, cheese makes everything just a little better. Okay, not everything, but you get it.

    Why not breakfast? But shrimp with eggs… I dared to answer the question and be different. The conclusion: deliciousness!

    Shrimp Omelette is a savory omelette using shrimp, scallions, spinach, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. The perfect recipe for brunch!

    I started with baby steps. Here in Baltimore, people are a little more open-minded and they have something call a Maryland Shrimp Omelette. I had always avoided it for the reasons stated above. Shrimp with eggs, old bay, cheddar… basically crab dip engulfed by egg.

    Ordering one at breakfast felt like walking the plank. (Yes, I was dramatic about it.) It was also a life-changing event. I am now and forever comfortable with seafood omelettes, especially shrimp omelettes! In fact, I champion them.

    I have now been making this for years. Generally, I make it when I have leftover shrimp or plan to make a couple extra if I am making them for dinner the night before.

    I generally have all the other ingredients in my pantry and/or refrigerator. If I am missing one, or have to use a different kind of onion, no biggie,  it still tastes good.

    A Shrimp Omelette is a savory omelette with shrimp, scallions, spinach, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. A perfect recipe for those of us who love brunch! #shrimpomelette #omeletterecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Because it is so rare, one usually doesn’t know what a perfect omelette should look like. And it is quite challenging to create. So here’s how to cook an omelette!

    The number one thing I look for is texture. It should have a buttery sheen, be fluffy and just a little runny on the outside. Some prefer a little brown tinge signifying a more well-cooked egg, and those are just fine too.

    I know what you are thinking. You are looking at my Shrimp Omelette and thinking, hers has brown!

    A Shrimp Omelette is a savory omelette with shrimp, scallions, spinach, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. A perfect recipe for those of us who love brunch! #shrimpomelette #omeletterecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    It does! Because here at Savory Experiments we eat everything we photograph and this Italian Shrimp Omelette was on its way to hubby, who requests a “well done” omelette. So be it.

    Do your best and don’t beat yourself up if it isn’t the perfect texture the first time you make it. Practice makes perfect.

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    Crab Cakes Hollandaise is a decadently delicious dish that is perfect as an entree or as an appetizer. It is certain to wow your guests. 
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    Add something light and fresh to your brunch menu with these Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes!
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    Looking for the Best Scrambled Eggs? These are light, fluffy, moist and delicious!

    Tools for making the perfect Shrimp Omelette:

    Non-Stick Pan– master chefs will tell you that even they use a non-stick pan when making omelettes. Have at least one on hand.

    Wide Spatula– It just makes it easier to a lovely omelette flip!

    A Shrimp Omelette is a savory omelette with shrimp, scallions, spinach, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. A perfect recipe for those of us who love brunch! #shrimpomelette #omeletterecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Italian Shrimp Omelette

    Italian Shrimp Omelette is a savory omelette using shrimp, scallions, spinach, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. The perfect recipe for brunch!
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time5 mins
    Total Time10 mins
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American, Italian
    Keyword: shrimp omelette
    Servings: 1
    Calories: 454kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • Start by heating butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat, don’t rush the process by trying to cook faster.
    • Whisk together eggs and milk or cream or use a blender to infuse extra air and make them super fluffy.
    • Pour eggs into frying pan, allowing them to set. Cook for approximately 1 minute.
    • Top with shrimp, scallion, spinach and grape tomatoes.
    • Eggs might bubble a little bit. Prick the bubble to promote even cooking.
    • Flip, add more butter if needed.
    • Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
    • Carefully fold over omelette as you transfer to the serving dish. Top with another sprinkle of mozzarella cheese if desired. Enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 594mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2860IU | Vitamin C: 13.7mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 3mg

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