Tex-Mex Breakfast Recipes

Nothing perks up the taste buds quite like the flavors of the Southwest—enjoy the region’s signature smoky-spicy flavors this week for breakfast with fixings like Skagit River Ranch’s signature chorizo sausage, our cream biscuit mix and farm-fresh eggs, plus dried Guajillo and New Mexico chilis. Accented by Pain au Levain bread, F&L housemade granola and Dutch Hollow Dulcet cheese from Beecher’s, this lineup is sure to provide a satisfying start to your day.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Breakfast Biscuits
These fluffy biscuits are extra-rich thanks to the addition of sweet cream.

Chorizo Frittata with Cherry Tomatoes & Baby Lacinato Kale
Serve this satisfying frittata with a dollop of cooling sour cream on top.

Chili-Roasted Potatoes, Bell Peppers & Sweet Onions
These easy roasted veggies are a great brunch side dish. (Or, try topping a hearty serving with a poached egg for a satisfying entrée.)

Baby Kale Salad with Root Vegetables & Apple
Packed with crisp carrots, rutabagas and kale, this super-healthy salad from Food & Wine is incredibly refreshing.

Cara Cara Orange Compote
Tart, sweet and lively with bright citrus flavor, this compote is excellent on our cream biscuits.

Baby Kale Salad with Root Vegetables & Apple

Packed with crisp carrots, rutabagas and kale, this super-healthy salad from Food & Wine is incredibly refreshing.

Ingredients:
1 large bunch baby Lacinato kale (about 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ cup, plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 medium carrot, julienned
1 tart apple, peeled and julienned
1 cup peeled and julienned rutabaga
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Method:
1. In a large bowl, massage the kale with the vinegar, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the lemon zest and juice, soy sauce, honey and remaining ¼ cup of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Toss the carrot, apple, rutabaga and scallions with the kale. Add the dressing and toss again. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

This hearty salad is accented by apples, dried cranberries and a tart Meyer lemon dressing.

Ingredients:
3 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
2 cups thinly chopped Lacinato kale
1 apple, finely diced
2 small avocados (or 1 large) diced
½ cup shaved almonds
½ cup dried cranberries
Dressing:
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 small Meyer lemons
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

Method:
1. Add salad ingredients to a large bowl.

2. Prepare dressing by mixing together mustard, olive oil, lemons, and maple syrup together with a fork until smooth.

3. Drizzle dressing over salad ingredients, and toss together until evenly coated.

Lacinato Kale Frittata

A wonderfully-easy entrée!

Ingredients:
1 bunch Lacinato kale, leaves separated from thick ribs and cut crosswise into wide strips
¼ cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, sliced paper thin
8 large eggs
¼-½ cup Grana-style cheese, grated
Sea salt

Method:
1. Heat olive oil and garlic in a broiler-proof nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes, or until garlic is soft and fragrant. Add kale, by the handful, tossing to coat leaves with the oil. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until kale is completely wilted and tender. Season with ½ teaspoon salt.

2. Preheat oven broiler, positioning oven rack about 4-6 inches from heat.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, Grana and an additional ½ teaspoon salt. Slowly pour egg mixture over greens. Cook eggs over medium-low heat without stirring for 8 minutes, or until almost set.

4. Transfer skillet to broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until top of frittata is browned. (Check often to make sure it does not burn.) Remove and let sit 1-2 minutes before slicing into wedges and serving.

Variation: Layer cooked, crumbled sausage into the frittata to add a little extra protein and flavor!

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