Healthy dinner: Poached egg with smoked salmon and spinach recipePOTSOFSMILES:)
I hope you are all doing well and looking forward the wonderful times of celebrations as I do.
Unfortunately today my scale told me that I am 5 kg (11 lbs) above my Christmas weight (I need to loose some so I can gain some during the holidays).
So I had only a hot wine and a small biscuit during the day when we were to visit a Scandinavian Christmas market and for the evening I opted for something more light. I have had a similar combination for breakfast in the past but instead of a bread I exchanged it with spinach and the result was surprisingly satisfying and the smoked salmon delicious and poached egg decadent. If you are in the need of some calories control as me before the Holidays this can be a great meal. Or just do as I did before have it for breakfast. You will need per portion:
- Set a medium or small pan on medium heat and add your spinach (if frozen defreeze it first) and stir it around with some salt, black pepper and butter. Set aside.
- Prepare a large pot and boil a full kettle. Put your pot on high heat and add some water from the tap before the kettle is done. Add sea salt and some white wine vinegar to the liquid. When the water is boiling with a large spoon – stir well in one direction. A swirl will be created and now crack your egg and drop it inside of it. This will help your poached egg not to break and to be nice and compact. Let it boil for about 2 minutes or more if you like but 2 minutes seems like the optimum for me (it is ok to heat a raw yolk but you should always ensure that the whites are cooked).
- Now you can start to plate you food. Place your spinach as the base. Your smoked salmon next. Top it up with you poached salmon. Now only decorate with your dill and season with sea salt and black pepper. Eat immediately. Enjoy. TIP: you can accompany you meal with your favourite bread if you wish.