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XO Butter Mushroom Scramble With Chilli Roasted Peanuts And Toasted Sourdough


2 Slices Sourdough
2 Spring Onions
4 Eggs For Scramble

Chilli Roasted Peanuts

40g unsalted roasted peanuts
2tsp Korean chilli powder
1tbs rice bran oil
1tbs toasted sesame seeds
2tsp light soy
2tsp sweet soy o Salt to taste

XO Butter

20g dried scallops
10g dried prawns
2g shrimp paste, toasted
50g smokey bacon, roughly chopped
100g long red chillies
25g ginger
50g garlic
½ bunch shallots, finely sliced
250g unsalted butter
1tbs light soy
Salt to taste


1. XO Butter

Soak the scallops and prawns in water for a few hours to rehydrate them, then strain dry and blitz along with the shrimp paste, bacon, chillies, ginger and garlic until a thick paste forms.

Take a medium-sized saucepan and cook off the shallots in the butter, add the paste and cook out until golden. Finish off with soy and season to taste. Set aside until you’re ready to sauté the mushrooms.

2. Chilli Peanuts

Place a small pot over the lowest heat possible. Throw in the peanuts, rice bran oil and chilli powder and cook the peanuts for 5 minutes – you’re aiming to slowly roast the peanuts in the chilli oil.

Next add the toasted sesame seeds, sweet soy, and light soy. Continue cooking slowly until the peanuts start to caramelise and the chilli powder starts to clump together. Season just before taking them off the heat, then leave them to cool until you’re ready to serve.

3. Mushroom Scramble

It’s time to sauté the mushrooms, so take a medium-sized frying pan and place it over high heat. Add a knob of butter and a touch of oil to stop it from burning and cook the mushrooms for around 3-4 minutes. When they’re almost ready, toss through a couple of tablespoons of the XO Butter. Once the mushrooms are sautéed, take them off the heat and keep them in a warm spot.

Finally, place a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Coat the spring onions with oil and salt, and place them in the pan to char on both sides. Once the spring onions have some nice colour remove and set aside. Pop your sourdough in the toaster, and in the hot pan scramble your eggs.

To Serve

Place your toast in the middle and top the with scrambled eggs. Scatter the XO mushrooms on top of the scramble and spoon over some of the chilli roasted peanuts, finishing with the spring onion and coriander.

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