This was my late breakfast this past Sunday morning. What prompted me to make this in the first place is that I’m having a dinner party later this week and decided to make paella – some of the folks are Jewish, so I knew I couldn’t use pork sausage. So, I decided to make this on a dry run first and try making my own turkey sausage, before I make it later on this week.
So I bought a pound of ground turkey and added the following spices:
I basically just added a bunch of stuff from my spice cabinet – mixed it all up and used it instead of chorizo sausage in this recipe here – http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/seafood-and-chicken-paella-with-chorizo.
I didn’t add the chicken or seafood Sunday morning – I just wanted to make sure my little homemade turkey sausage concoction would turn out good with the rice portion. So I sauteed the turkey sausage instead of the chorizo called for in the recipe, added chopped onion, garlic and diced tomatoes with the arborio rice and saffron – I just made that portion of the recipe. When I make it again tomorrow evening, I’m gonna make it with chicken and shrimp added also . . .
Ya’ll with me so far? So Sunday morning I found myself with a whole mess of turkey sausage paella made up. I decided to make an omelet and add this mixture to it. Make sense?
So I made a basic 3-egg omelet, added a layer of cheddar cheese along with the paella mixture, flipped it over once and got it nice and brown frying it in butter and that was pretty much it.
I will say . . . the turkey sausage is AWESOME. I think this week I’m gonna make it again on Wednesday night – mix the spices with the ground turkey and let it sit overnight in the fridge before cooking on Thursday so it all has a chance to blend together. I’m also basically gonna make the recipe I have linked above – with chicken, but instead of all the shellfish, I’m just gonna get a lot of big fat shrimp and use that.
So that’s how I made a paella omelet – I know none of this is a straight-forward recipe, but I hope it all still makes sense. What is the craziest omelet you’ve ever made??