This is an interesting and different recipe. It came to me through Pinterest so I followed it to its origins. I ended up at the Healthy Foodie. Balsamic Pearls is an expensive item which can be obtained from Amazon, but a balsamic reduction would be a less expensive way to go. I have just done some googling and also found a recipe for making them at home. Not something I had ever heard of before.
Eggs in Avocado Boat
Yields 2 boats
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 2 organic, free-range eggs
- Sprinkle salt and pepper Garnish
- Few pieces of walnuts, chopped
- Fresh thyme
- Balsamic Pearls (or balsamic reduction)
- Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop out enough of the flesh to accomodate an entire egg.
- Remove a small portion of the skin on the back so the avocado sits straight when you set it on the cutting board.
- Crack the eggs and divide them between 3 containers. Place the yolks in individual shot glasses or small tea cups and place both whites together in a common small mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste to the whites and mix well.
- Heat coconut oil in a skillet with fitting lid set over medium high heat. Add the avocado halves, flesh side down, and sear them for about 30 seconds, or until slightly golden.
- Flip the avocados around and fill the cavities almost to the top with the egg whites. Turn the heat down, put the lid on and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the egg whites are almost set.
- Carefully slide the yolks over the whites and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes or until yolks have reached the desired level of doneness.
- Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with walnuts, thyme and balsamic pearls.