One of my favourite foods for dinner is salmon, baked in foil. It is a healthy, low-fat and low-calorie dish, which is tasty, tender and just perfect in every way. The only thing I don’t like is when I get stuck with too many servings for me alone to eat (yes, it happens sometimes in my family, when they say “Oh, I’ll have salmon too!”, but then end up cooking and eating something else), and the fish gets forgotten in the fridge after a day or two. From the very young age I’ve been picky about food, and I can’t bring myself to eat it, if it’s been in the fridge for more than one day, so usually any unfinished food is thrown away after a couple of days spent in the fridge.

Today, having a left-over of one salmon fillet, I came up with an idea to use it for my breakfast. I once tried a folded omelette with shrimp, and I thought, hey, why don’t I try to add salmon to my breakfast? I always eat eggs for breakfast, two fried, or one scrambled with cheese, or a hard-boiled egg with a bit of light mayo. Although it’s been proven that people, who regularly eat eggs at breakfast have more success with weight-loss, it is not the only reason I eat eggs every day. They are packed with protein, which is essential for those working out a lot, and for me, they are simply tasty. I love eggs. And I loved it today with salmon.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 eggs (depends on how much you can eat 🙂 add more if you wish)
  • 1/2 fillet of left-over salmon (again, you might wish to use the whole fillet, if you’re having a bigger serving or cook more than one serving)
  • Olive oil (I used about 1 tbsp)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp of ground coriander
  • Grated cheese (optional)

Method:

  1. Flake salmon with a fork and put in a skillet with a little or no oil to warm it up from the fridge.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the oil, eggs and spices together.
  3. Pour the eggs over the salmon and scramble until ready. Sprinkle with grated cheese, if you wish. Serve while hot.

1 scrambled egg with 1/2 salmon fillet has an energy value of 160 kcals and 21 g of fat, the latter of which is not so low, but comes from a healthy source, like olive oil. It makes a healthy, tasty, aromatic and filling breakfast, just as breakfast is supposed to be.

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