Salmon: Breakfast Recipe

PREP TIME:

5 MINUTES

COOK TIME:

20-30 mins

Ingredients

(To serve 2)

  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 a 500g bag of Rocket
  • 6 mushrooms
  • Uncooked, Smoked Salmon (As much or as little as you like)
  • 2 Organic, Free range Eggs (They really do taste so much better!)
  • Balsamic (To dress)
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  • Prep your plates by washing two handfuls of the rocket and making a single pile on each plate
  • Dice up the tomato and scatter on top
  • Pre-heat your pan and slice your mushrooms ready to fry
  • Once your mushrooms have started to crisp on one side, flip them over with a spatula, season them with salt and pepper and push them to the side of the pan
  • Turn down the heat of the pan to as low as it will go. Take two pieces of your uncooked, smoked salmon (they shouldn’t be more than a cm thick) and place in the pan; 30-60 seconds on each side.
  • Take the salmon out of the pan and allow it to rest on a chopping board
  • Layer the mushrooms on top of your rocket and tomato
  • Fry your eggs.  Eggs are quite a personal food as everyone likes them done differently.  I always use extra virgin olive oil, fry on a high heat and continue to ladle the oil over the eggs (with a spoon) until they are to the consistency desired.
  • Dress your salad and mushrooms with some balsamic vinegar
  • Place the salmon on top of the salad and mushrooms
  • Place the egg on top of your salmon

Serving Suggestions

  • To go vegan take out the salmon and egg and instead add strawberries and pine nuts.  May sound mad but the pine nuts will give the salad a rich creaminess and the strawberries will bring out the flavour of the balsamic.
  • Today we had a blow out and added butter and Tiger bread on the side however, we’ve recently discovered a really nice gluten free seeded brown bread which also makes the perfect replacement.

2 Comments

  1. Paul Bert
    5th October 2017 / 6:46 am

    Why do they have to be organic, whats the big deal?

  2. Booberrit
    Author
    11th October 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Good question! Well from what we most often seem to be forced fed, there’s two schools of thought isn’t there:

    1)An egg will taste the same regardless of how a chicken is raised and fed as an egg will form using what ever nutrients it needs from the animal producing it, for example the animals diet may be low in calcium but calcium can be sourced from stores in it’s body i.e. its bones.

    2)That you are what you eat and that happy hens make for happy eggs. Now how true that is I’m not sure, I’ve never asked a chicken!

    What I do know from my own experience is this:

    -I’ve always produced better bakes and cakes using eggs from free range and organically fed chickens
    -An organic dippy egg tastes so much better (to me) and battery farmed eggs always seem more watery

    Now how much of this is a placebo of guilt free eating making me happier in myself and creating an over all positive experience which then psychologically is reflected in the way I taste my food I don’t know. But, if I relate the process to say breast feeding I know that as long as there is a demand (my baby keeps feeding) I produce milk. However, what I eat, how I eat as well as if and when I eat all have a big effect on the quality and levels of my milk supply.

    I’m no scientist though, so don’t take my word for it, try for yourself and let us know what you think!

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