Breakfast Tacos with Sea-Chi.
Warm flour tortillas packed with cheddar cheese, organic eggs, black beans, avocado slices and sea-chi (kimchi made with kelp … aka seaweed … from Maine … it’s incredible!). Breakfast (or brunch!) never looked so good.
Thanks to my friends at Atlantic Sea Farms for sponsoring this post and thanks to you, my readers, for supporting brands that help keep My Cape Cod Kitchen running. As always, all opinions are my own.
These nutrient dense breakfast tacos are:
- Rich in satiating protein
- Rich in digestive health promoting fiber
- Rich in heart smart monounsaturated fats
- Rich in gut health promoting probiotics (beneficial bacteria)
- Provide vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients
These tacos are on our breakfast or brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday. But … don’t stop there, as they’re easy and quick enough for busy weekday mornings. The Sea-Chi (kimchi made with seaweed) is the star in these tacos.
What is kimchi?
Kimchi is a fermented Korean dish – typically combining cabbage, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, chili peppers, salt and sometimes other vegetables. It can be used as a side dish, ingredient, condiment – or straight out of the jar. It’s salty, briny, crunchy and sweet with a bit of heat. It’s fabulously addictive!
This particular kimchi from Atlantic Sea Farms (more on those incredible folks below), called Sea-Chi, is made with raw kelp (from the clean, cold waters of Maine), napa cabbage, daikon radish, salt, garlic, red pepper powder, scallions, sugar, fish sauce, ginger and onion.
Have you tried kimchi?
How does Atlantic Sea Farms grow their kelp (seaweed) and who grows it?
- This is the cool part! Atlantic Sea Farms works with 24 partner farmers up and down the coast of Maine – they give each of their partners free kelp seed at the season’s start, and guarantee purchase at harvest. Their partners are all active members of the working waterfront community (mainly lobstermen), growing kelp in their off-seasons to diversify their incomes and expand opportunities for Maine’s coast. Since kelp has a winter growing season (countercyclical to the lobster fishery in Maine), kelp aquaculture provides the perfect opportunity for lobstermen to diversify their incomes in the face of climate change.
- A frightening stat is that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of earth’s oceans. With kelp aquaculture, Atlantic Sea Farms can work with their fisherman farmer network to grow opportunities in a sustainable way, even in the face of warming waters. Fishermen are particularly well equipped to become kelp farmers – they already have the boats, working knowledge of knot tying, currents, bottom, tides, and storms. It’s a natural partnership! With more coastline than the state of California, and 5500+ lobster license holders in the state of Maine, Atlantic Sea Farms is working to scale up and increase their positive impact for more fishing families along the coast of Maine.
- THIS is a pretty incredible story if you ask me. The folks at Atlantic Sea Farms make great tasting food that’s good for you, good for the planet and good for the coastal communties in Maine (by the way, Maine is one of our favorite places on earth). It’s food that does good. I can get behind that.
Where can I find these kelp products?
- Check out Atlantic Sea Farms store finder to find a store near you.
- Buy online! They ship – use this coupon code for 35% off your order with CODE: KELPYOURSELF35.
Here’s how to make these Breakfast Tacos:
Breakfast Tacos with Sea-Chi
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 8 whole eggs
- 8 flour tortillas warmed (or sub corn or whole wheat tortillas)
- 2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 avocado thinly sliced
- 1 15.5 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup Atlantic Sea Farms Sea-Chi plus more for serving
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Add olive oil to a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, crack eggs into frying pan and cook until desired doneness, working in batches. Cover the cooked eggs with tin foil until all eggs are fried. (If making scrambled eggs, add all eggs to a medium-sized bowl and beat well. Add to heated and oiled frying pan and stir until cooked through and fluffy.)
- Assemble tacos by adding eggs, cheese, avocado slices, black beans and Sea-Chi to each warmed tortilla. Top with black pepper. Serve tacos with additional Sea-Chi, if desired.
A few nutrition highlights of these breakfast tacos:
- Sea-Chi (per 2 ounce serving):
- Rich in health promoting probiotics (beneficial bacteria)
- Provides 2 grams of fiber
- Rich in Vitamin B2 and copper, essential for energy production
- Provides a whopping 370% of your daily value of iodine, important for thyroid health and metabolism
- Contain lutein and zeaxanthin (antioxidants) important for eye health
- Rich in choline, a micronutrient that plays a role in brain health, fetal brain development and metabolism
- Contain Vitamin D (they’re one of the few foods that do!), critical for bone and immune health
- Provide an excellent source of Vitamin B12, important for neurological function and red blood cell formation
- Black beans:
- Rich in plant protein and digestive health promoting fiber
- Contain vitamins and minerals, including folate, iron, potassium and magnesium
- Rich in monounsaturated fats and can help boost the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like Vitamins D, E, A and K