Shrimp and Chorizo Benedict

by Anna on May 10, 2011

in Breakfast,Eggs

Hi guys…hope you all had a lovely time with your mommy Sunday. Mother’s day in NY is a day for brunch and all the restaurants are crowded beyond believe. Here in LA it’s a bit different, when I think about brunch immediately some places in NYC come to mind for their awesome options. There was this place called Yuca Bar that I use to go to for brunch that has this yummy dish called Yuca benedict that is sooooo delicious. So yesterday a told my hubby I would try to recreate the dish. It’s a bit of work but I’m sure you won’t regret… And if you live in Manhattan by all means go there and try for yourself, you are going to understand what I’m talking about.

Chorizo and Shrimp Benedict

For the home fries:

  • 2 sweet potatoes cut into 1inch cubes
  • 2 big white potatoes cut into 1inch cubes
  • 1 big red onion chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp of Pimenton
  • 1 chorizo sausage grinded in the food processor
  • 10 medium shrimp cut in thirds
  • 1 small bunch of parsley
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


Pre-heat the oven 350F. In a sheet tray spread the potatoes evenly, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and the red pepper flakes and the pimenton, and roast for 25 to 30 minutes or until they are soft. Reserve

In a sauté pan sauté the chorizo, the red onion and the shrimp, making sure not to overcook the shrimp. Reserve.

For the herbs Aioli:

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic glove minced
  • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Mix everything with a blender and reserve. Chop all the herbs, garlic, and avocados and mix them well. Season with salt and pepper and the lemon juice.

Now its time for the poached eggs, brace yourself….LOL I don’t know about you…but I had many, many misshapes poaching eggs. I have tried many techniques and none were good for me. So every gadget I see available in the market I will give it a try. Because poached eggs are awesooooome. I tried the poached egg pan…not a heat. The silicones pouches, ehhhh!! Poach the egg in controlled temperature inside the shell…yep I have tried that. It works but it’s a tad time consuming. But finally now I got a gadget that do the job without fuss. Thanks to almighty Martha Stewart. Thanks Martha for your brilliance. I know the concept is the same of the poaching pan, but the shape is nicer and it WORKS. The eggs just slide of the pan perfect every time. So…. high five Martha.

Now…. where were we??? The assemble of the dish…. once your eggs are poached God’s willing they look fabulous… mix together all the ingredients very well so all the flavors get together. I used a ring to shape mine… but free form also works. Top the mixture with the egg and drizzle some hollandaise sauce. I’m not a big fan of hollandaise sauce…so what I used on mine was a herbs aioli. Enjoy.

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

tamy May 28, 2011 at 8:17 AM

Anna, vc é uma linda sua linda! Como é esse kit hein? Muito me interesso!!!! Beijos

tamy May 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Que lindo esse prato!!! Deu água na boca!!!! Hmmmm… Saudades de você amiga!!!! Beijos

sweetlife May 21, 2011 at 6:50 AM

chorizo, papas and runny eggs..oh such a treat! good job recreating this, fab fab!!


Lori May 18, 2011 at 4:05 AM

Speechless once again. This looks incredible. I’m so-so on the traditonal eggs benedict, but when it gets spiced up like this it’s the best breakfast ever.

sensiblecooking May 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Oh my gosh who doesn’t like chorizo and runny egg yolk on top of it. As soon as I saw the picture I started my cheetos mid afternoon snack even faster. Oh how I wish I could get my hands on this right now.

Pudding Pie Lane May 17, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Woah… this is epic, I don’t live anywhere near Manhattan so I think I’ll try this at home!

hungry dog May 17, 2011 at 6:11 AM

Although I’m just coming around to eating eggs, I have to say this looks absolutely delicious and so colorful. Like your blog, by the way–I shall be back!

A Little Yumminess May 16, 2011 at 2:52 PM

This looks like top restaurant food! Yum. yum. yum. I would like some now. 🙂

Kate@Diethood May 14, 2011 at 5:46 PM

That just looks fantabulous! Your photos are amazing!!

Erica May 13, 2011 at 6:11 PM

This dish is amazing, Anna!I am drooling here :)Love all those flavors and the presentation!

Magic of Spice May 13, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Beautiful brunch dish and I adore the idea of this herb aioli, really lovely 🙂

Deborah, Temperinhos & Afins May 13, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Ana, isso aí tá indecente!!!!
Que delícia!!!!

Cynthia at Coffee On The Patio May 13, 2011 at 12:11 PM

OMG Anna. You just keep coming up with the most wonderful recipes. I wonder about making it with yucca instead of potatoes since it is from the Yuca Bar.


Tiffany May 12, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Stunning Anna! And I am in NY almost once a month, so I will definitely try Yuca Bar (and ironically, my post for tomorrow is a uses yuca!). Also, I didn’t know you were Brazilian! Muito prazer! 😀

Emily @Cleanliness May 12, 2011 at 9:54 AM

This is an incredible creation. Absolutely beautiful!

I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog.

Velva May 11, 2011 at 6:55 PM

That is amazing. Love it!!!


Juliana May 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Wow, shrimp and chorizo topped with a poached egg? This not only sounds, looks fabulous…so nicely presented and full of flavors. Hope you are having wonderful week Anna 🙂

5 Star Foodie May 11, 2011 at 10:07 AM

This benedict sounds fantastic with shrimp and chorizo, a perfect brunch dish!

Adelina May 11, 2011 at 8:14 AM

The is just unbelievably mouth watering! I can’t even stare at the picture too long. I have to look away since I can’t stand not having it all to myself. Never been to the Yuca Bar, but don’t think it can beat your creation.

Isabelle May 11, 2011 at 6:33 AM

This dish is like my two favourite breakfasts, all rolled up in one… Brilliant!
Then again, anything topped with a poached egg and drowned in a creamy sauce can’t ever go wrong in my books. 🙂 Bet this would be great with a chipotle Hollandaise, too.

Angela@RecipesFromMyMom May 11, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Love this creative take on eggs benedict. Would be good to make this for a family brunch.

RavieNomNoms May 11, 2011 at 5:51 AM

Wow look at those fancy little things! Looks simply mouthwatering. I love the combination!

Liz May 11, 2011 at 3:16 AM

WOW! What a fabulous breakfast! Stunning and delicious~

Julia @ DimpleArts May 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM

This benedict looks beautiful! Props to you for attempting this and succeeding!

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