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Seven Layers Salmon Egg Benedict

While I find it easy now to bake a grain free, lectin free bread, I don’t always feel like it, and lettuce is a great replacement for bread in many dishes. This was what I had for brunch today, my only meal until dinner (which is cooking in the oven and smells amazing).

Seven layers of goodness

That is romaine lettuce, avocado, smoked wild caught salmon, pasture raised egg, chives, olives and almond ricotta. Lots of extra Virgin Olive Oil, lemon juice for the salmon and avocado, salt and pepper. This is brain power, so many amazing ingredients for this filling and tasty breakfast.

Salmon Egg Benedict on a Bed of Lettuce

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By Claudia Curici Serves: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • few leaves romaine lettuce or butter lettuce, washed and dry
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 oz smoked wild caught salmon
  • fresh chives, washed and dried
  • 1 pasture raised egg
  • 2 - 3 tbsp almond ricotta
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (or more, to taste)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or more)
  • few Kalamata olives
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1

First step is to make sure your lettuce and chives are washed and dry.

2

Start making the poached egg (I used a silicon mold, is much easier).

3

Meanwhile prepare all the ingredients on a cutting board or platter. Slice the avocado at the end and drizzle with lemon juice so it doesn't oxidize. also add salt. Drizzle the salmon with lemon juice.

4

Start preparing your plate: add the lettuce first, top with avocado, salmon, chives, ricotta, drizzle some more lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. Add the olives.

5

When the egg is ready add on top. Salt and pepper. Add more chives, drizzle with more extra virgin olive oil.

6

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Cristina
    September 9, 2018 at 10:27 am

    How you fo poach egg in silicone? I used to boil water and just pour the egg in it.

    • Reply
      Claudia
      September 9, 2018 at 11:25 am

      You can do it both ways. If you put it in silicone all the white will stay together. Plus some people haven’t mastered the art of just making a poached egg in water. It doesn’t really matter how as long as you can do it. xx

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