Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it’s a saying we’ve all known since our childhoods. But as it turns out it’s hard to dedicate time every single morning for a wholesome and satisfying meal. So a lot of people either skip breakfast altogether or have something quick like a bowl of cereal or a piece of toast. And on weekends we tend to sleep in and have brunch or even a later lunch. There’s no excitement in having breakfast because it’s pretty much the same rushed boring meal every day. That’s why this article is a compilation of three savory breakfast recipes that are definitely worth the try.
A both soft and crunchy breakfast option is coconut shrimp sauce. This exciting new version of fried shrimp with a tropical twist will blow your mind and your taste buds. There are two things that make this recipe a winner: the crust and the sauces. The breading for the shrimp is a mix of coconut flakes and Panko breadcrumbs and it’s unbelievably good and deliciously crispy. One dipping sauce option is homemade chili sauce made of a unique combination of orange marmalade, apricot jam and sriracha. It’s a great choice for the lovers of spicy food. Another option is a creamy, soft and sweet pineapple sauce. Mix plain Greek yogurt, canned pineapple, shredded coconut and sugar for a dessert-like dip that will carry you away to a tropical island with its taste. Try it with tempura vegetables or other fried seafood for an interesting twist.
Next up is another shrimp dish that has its own twists to it. Salt and pepper shrimp is very easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, yet because of its mild flavor can be used in different ways. The main stars of the recipe are the spices: you first need to fry white and Szechuan peppercorns in a dry skillet, careful not to let them burn. Then grind in the pepper mill or coffee grinder and mix them with sea salt. Coat the shrimp in cornstarch and cook in a large skillet on high for a few minutes. Add garlic, minced Serrano chile and the spice mixture; toss to coat every bit of shrimp evenly. Serve as an individual dish with any dipping sauce or add white rice and your favorite vegetables for a more nourishing and complete meal.
The last recipe leaves more room for imagination because it’s simply a peanut sauce. This dish is ready in couple of minutes and has only 5 easily available ingredients. First choose your favorite brand of creamy peanut butter and make sure it has salt in it. You can obviously use almond or sunflower butter if you’re allergic to peanuts, but it wouldn’t be called peanut sauce anymore, would it? Next get some soy sauce or its substitutes like tamari and coconut aminos. The sweetener can be either honey or maple syrup (for a vegan-friendly option). Then add some form of chili: chili sauce, dry pepper flakes or a fresh Thai chili all work. Add lime juice and, last but not least, water to thin out the peanut sauce and make it pourable. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking. Next let your imagination run wild: use this sauce as a salad dressing, dipping sauce for spring rolls, tempura vegetables or whatever else you like. Its sweet, savory and spicy flavor will surely make anyone fall in love with it!