Broccoli and Smoked Salmon Omelette
I have to admit my omelettes do not always look as perfect as this picture shows, in fact Eddie has been known to say "did you serve this up with a catapult?". The ingredients may be there but the presentation may be lacking…but I don’t mind (too much) as long as they taste great ...better luck next time...and for Omelette’s there is always a next time.
On my travels around the internet I happened to spot this very nice recipe. Perhaps the Smoked Salmon is a trifle expensive but once in a while …why not.
As omelettes are so quick to make, most view the fact that, it is not worth making a larger one to serve two people and it’s also far easier to make an individual one in a smaller pan.
So, Ingredients For One
1 tbsp olive oil
) Broccoli, each piece cut into 3
Half a small red onion, finely sliced
3 large free-range eggs
Knob of butter
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 tbsp chopped chives
Salt and pepper
50g smoked salmon, cut into strips
1. Heat the olive oil in a small non-stick frying pan (around 15cm diameter) and gently sauté the Broccoli and onion, until softened and onion starting to become golden. Remove from the pan and keep to one side.
2. While the onion and Broccoli are cooking, mix together the cream cheese and chopped chives. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Return the pan to the hob, increase the heat and add the butter. Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk together with a fork. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Once the butter is bubbling, add the eggs. Swirl around the pan and either using a fork or rubber spatula, stir around until the eggs are almost set. Spread to cover the surface and leave to continue cooking for a minute or so, until the top of the eggs are almost set, with just a little liquid on the surface.
5. Spoon the onion and Broccoli onto one half of the omelette. Add the cream cheese and finally lay over the salmon. Tilt the pan and carefully fold over the other half of the omelette on top of the filling. Slide onto a plate and serve with a green salad.
Tip... Fried bacon or chorizo are delicious alternatives to smoked salmon. You could also add a pinch of dried chilli flakes into the pan with the onion and Broccoli for a kick.
I couldn't believe it was back in 2014 when I first came upon this recipe, as you will see here: https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/broccoli-and-smoked-salmon-omelette.html
... and still my omelette's do not always look like the picture LOL!
All the best Jan