I found this dish on Pinterest - a social networking site that creates virtual pin boards. The picture looked so delicious that I immediately decided to go out and buy some avocados so that I could make it as soon as possible.
Top the toast with the scrambled egg mixture, a slice of smoked salmon, and some more chives for garnish. Toasty bread; creamy, buttery avocado; creamy, melt-in your mouth eggs; and buttery smoked salmon - how could it get any better than that? I will tell you right now - it can't.
3 tbsp minced fresh chives
2 tbsp crème fraîche
6 large eggs
2 tbsp unsalted butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 large or 8 small slices sourdough, toasted
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 oz thinly sliced smoked salmon
Whisk 2 tbsp chives (hold back 1 tbsp for garnish), crème fraîche, and eggs in a large bowl.
Melt the butter in a large heavy nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Add the egg mixture and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 3-4 mins until barely set, occasionally scraping bottom of the pan to form large, soft curds.
Mash the avocado with a fork in a bowl and season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Spread the avocado over each slice of toast then spoon the eggs over this, and place the salmon on top. Garnish with the rest of the chives, and season to taste with pepper.
In trying to stick to my resolution to cook more salmon I was looking for something a little different and fun. To my surprise, I stumbled across two different recipes involving salmon and grapefruit. "Is that a thing?" I wondered, "A common pairing?" I had never thought of it before. I decided to take elements from both recipes to make one complete meal.
I saw this recipe while watching the food network and thought that it would be perfect for my resolution (not the New Years variety) to add more fish (especially salmon) to our diet. This recipe looked light and fresh and fun, so I gave it a whirl. I liked it a lot, Jasper wasn't as enthusiastic, and it was a little bit more work than other salmon recipes I have. So I will definitely hang onto it, but not as a weekly addition.
Both Jasper and I would like to get in better shape, so we are thinking more about healthy options for dinner. I've decided that we should try to fit a fish dish in each week, which will most likely be salmon (it's a super food, and heck - it's delicious!).
I started this new routine off with an easy and solid recipe for Panko Crusted Salmon. Dijon mustard, lemon, and parsley are simple ingredients that give a ton of flavor. And the panko crumbs make for a perfect crunchy topping.
We have joined a CSA this year - it stands for Community Supported Agriculture and what it means is that you buy a share in a local farm and they deliver produce to you weekly. The CSA that we joined is Dragonfly Farms and you can read all the information about it here. We got our first share this week and, as you can see, it was packed full with good stuff!
Beautiful! What was in the crate:
1 head of butter lettuce
1 head of Romaine
a big bag of spinach (10-15 oz)
a bunch of asparagus
2 green/spring onions
several stalks of rhubarb
a pint of hothouse strawberries
4 tomatoes on the vine
a pint of English peas