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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg Salad

Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg Salad

Yesterday I had a lovely day off. I did some things around the house and then I met up with JenFinn for lunch. I am almost embarrassed to admit this, but my lunch consisted of a brownie with espresso ice cream and a blackberry mojito. I know, super healthy, but there was a reason for that...more on that later. After a while, I was pretty hungry, but wanted something on the lighter side. Luckily, I had this recipe on my plan for the week. This was only my second time poaching an egg. I still need to practice those skills, but I think it came out alright. This is such a quick and refreshing recipe. The salty smoky salmon was perfect with the lemon dressing and peppery arugula. The egg on top made it feel like more of a meal and it was exactly what I needed to get through the night and await the arrival of my friend's first baby! He arrived very early this morning and I am so excited to go meet him. Have a fantastic Saturday and if you celebrate it, Happy Easter!

Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg Salad
(Adapted from Junglefrog Cooking)

Makes 1 serving

1-2 handfuls arugula
Smoked salmon, torn into pieces
1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 egg, poached

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasonings as necessary. Toss the arugula with the dressing.

Arrange the salad on a plate. Top with a few pieces of salmon and top the salad with the egg. Lightly season the egg with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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20 comments:

Sophie said...

Esi, simple yet so delicious! Well done for your second poached egg!! This salad looks super!!

Happy Easter!

Rachel said...

Nice looking salad! Smoked salmon is just so versatile, I try to always have some in the fridge.

My favourite last minute trick is to brush homemade pizza bases (thanks, breadmaker!) with olive oil, herbs and spices and cook, then top with aragula (we call it rocket here in Australia), smoked salmon, capers and crumbled feta.

BTW: that is a very nice and neat looking poached egg, very impressive!

unconfidential cook said...

Salmon and eggs are v. big at our house. We frequently have scrambled eggs and salmon for dinner, and I have a wonderful salad from Martha Stewart on my side (under salads)--I think you'd enjoy it! This one looks v. good, too, and we'll try it this week. Thanks.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks delicious! Your lunch sounds scrumptious!! I could do that!

Pearl said...

simple and yum!

Christina Kim said...

This is what I consider a good meal!! A nice runny yolk, salty smoked salmon, and crispy bitter arugula. YUMMM!!

Erica said...

haha- that sounds like an awesome lunch to me! Sometimes dessert makes the perfect meal :) Hope you have a very Happy Easter!

Kerstin said...

After seeing all the poached eggs on top of salads on Top Chef, I've been wanting to try it too. Your salad looks delicious!

Dawn said...

ha ha! I had a rum brownie and milk for dinner.
that salmon is so red! you eat pretty good missy, way better than I do.

Foodycat said...

I wouldn't have guessed it was only your second time poaching an egg - it looks very professional! That is a really lovely looking salad.

And congratulations on your friend's baby!

Maya said...

Esi - a recipe for blackberry mojito would be nice ;)Happy Easter!

Diana said...

Happy Easter Esi! It looks like you are getting the handle on that poached egg! You'll have to let me in on the how-to someday... I'm still frying mine!

Hope your Easter brunch goes well! :)

finsmom said...

That smoked salmon looks to die for!

Junglefrog said...

Great to see you've tried the salad too! It's delicious and light isn't it? I think you've done very well with the egg-poaching! It looks delicious! Happy Easter!

Heather said...

your poached eggs always look so gorgeous. this looks so perfectly spring like!

lisaiscooking said...

Looks like a fantastic, light meal, and I love smoked salmon!

Helene said...

I want to make that. Looks chic.

Angela@spinachtiger said...

This is one more dish that is so me. And so healthy looking too. I had to subscribe to your blog and add you to my favorite links.

litterbox said...

What wonderful ways to eat egg salad.

Dazy said...

I'm making this tonight. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!