There’s something luxurious about having smoked salmon for breakfast or brunch, it’s super quick to prepare and won’t set you back £10 or more from a café if you make it at home. Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon from the Hairy Dieters recommends serving it with half an English muffin to keep the calories to 354 per portion. Personally, I can’t see the point and think the eggs and smoked salmon are sufficient on their own for less calories.
But one thing I don’t think should be optional is serving this meal with freshly snipped chives. I love them, even if I invariably end up wasting half the packet. While this recipe is good, my favourite remains Poached egg, smoked salmon and spinach – truly the breakfast of kings!
Recipe: Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon – don’t forget the chives!
Calories: 354 calories per portion
Book: Hairy Dieters – How to Love Food and Lose Weight
Prep time: Approx 5 minutes
Cooking time: Approx 5 minutes
Ingredients: 4 medium eggs, 1 tbsp freshly snipped chives plus a few extra to garnish (optional), 15g butter, 4 slices of smoked salmon (about 75g), 1 English muffin (cut in half), flaked sea salt, ground black pepper
Cost per portion: Approx £1.75 per portion
Method: Beat the eggs with a pinch of flaked sea salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Use a metal whisk and make sure you beat the eggs really well. Stir in the chives if you’re using them,
Melt the butter in a medium non-stick saucepan over a low heat. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan and cook very gently for 2 minutes, stirring slowly until the eggs are softly scrambled. Remove from the heat and stir for a few seconds more – the eggs will continue to cook for a while.
While the eggs are cooking, toast the muffin and put 1 half on each plate, cut side up. Spoon the scrambled eggs over the muffins, add the sliced of smoked salmon and season with a little more black pepper. Garnish with extra chives if you wish. Serve immediately.