Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs

Elegant Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs is a brunch favorite! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

A Weekend Brunch is a festive time to get together with family and friends. You’ll want your food selections to be festive as well. My Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs are easy to make, and are a tasty addition to a brunch buffet. This dish also goes well with a biscuit and my Minty Fruit Salad.

Elegant Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs is a brunch favorite! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Elegant Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs is a brunch favorite! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Start with a dozen eggs. You can also use Egg Beaters if you prefer. Whisk the eggs with a small amount of heavy cream until light and frothy. Soften some cream cheese and cut it into small cubes. Dice some smoked salmon into small pieces. Finely chop some fresh chives.

Whole Foods Market's 365 Brand Cream Cheese (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Whole Foods Market’s 365 Brand Cream Cheese (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Whole Foods Market carries a very tasty Wild Smoked Salmon (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Whole Foods Market carries a very tasty Wild Smoked Salmon (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Over very low heat, melt some butter in a non-stick skillet. Slowly cook the eggs, moving them delicately in the pan until they form soft curds. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the cream cheese cubes. Let the cream cheese melt a bit. Return the skillet to the heat and stir in the salmon and chives. Warm through, and serve! Garnish with some chopped fresh chives.

Velvety Scrambled Eggs flavored with chopped Smoked Salmon and Fresh Chives (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Velvety Scrambled Eggs flavored with chopped Smoked Salmon and Fresh Chives (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

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From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….

Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients:

2 T butter
12 large eggs or the Egg Beaters equivalent
1 T heavy cream
4 oz cream cheese, softened and cut into small cubes
4 oz smoked salmon, diced
2 T chopped fresh chives, reserving some for garnish
Salt and pepper

Method:

1. Over very low heat in a non-stick skillet, melt the butter.
2. Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Add the heavy cream. Whisk the eggs until they are light and frothy.
3. Pour the eggs into the skillet. With a flat-bottomed plastic or wood spatula, slowly move the eggs around until they form soft curds.
4. Remove the skillet from the heat. Slowly stir the cream cheese into the eggs and let it melt slightly.
5. Return the skillet to the burner. Over low heat, stir in the salmon and most of the chopped fresh chives. Warm through. Work slowly and have patience so the eggs don’t over cook.
6. Serve!

Serves 4 as a main course. Offer with wheat toast or biscuits, butter, and my Homemade Strawberry Jam. My Minty Fruit Salad is a great accompaniment, as is my Tropical Mango and Avocado Salad.

Variations: Use a different smoked fish such as trout instead of the smoked salmon. Stir in some creme fraiche instead of using cream cheese. Use chopped fresh tarragon instead of chives. Use fat-free cream cheese. Omit the cream cheese and heavy cream if you are watching your dairy intake.

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