Smoked salmon. Granted, it’s pretty good on its own (or on a blini) but that’s not all it’s good for. Oh no
Christmas, New Year and everything in between (hello Twixmas) were made for lazy brunches. Smoked salmon is surely the ultimate breakfast ingredient: it's easy to prepare (yes, even we can open a packet first thing in the morning) but still decadent enough to turn breakfast into an occasion.
Behold our favourite all-time salmon recipes guaranteed to make you drool over your brunch.
Add: cream cheese, croissant, chives
Don’t confine your smoked salmon and cream cheese combo to a bagel. Have you tried it in a croissant? Have you?
Transform those last slivers of smoked salmon into a sparkling side dish by wrapping them round asparagus bundles. Serve with scrambled or poached eggs.
Add: rice, eggs
Is it breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? The talents of this joyous union between fish and boiled eggs are endless. Try the recipe here.
Add: puff pastry, egg, crème fraîche, herbs
Quiche for brunch? Oh, what rebels we are. Using readymade puff pastry will mean you can knock it up in no time, too.
Add: cream cheese, pancakes, dill
Smoked salmon and cream cheese are the perfect match, but add pancakes into the mix and it is even more heavenly.
Add: eggs, cream, tomatoes
The power of the simple omelette knows no bounds, but adding smoked salmon, lime zest, cream and sundried tomatoes into the equation takes it to god-like status.
Add: potato, herbs, creme fraiche
Got some spuds left over from Christmas? Whip them up into a rosti, top with smoked salmon and dill and voilà: brunch is served.
Add: eggs, cream cheese, veg
If you’ve overdone it the day before, tuck into a light and bright baked eggs and salmon combo. Just add some seasonal greens because, well, why not?
Add: scrambled eggs, bagel, chives
This may be an oldie, but it’s a goodie. You can’t go far wrong with smoked salmon, eggs and a pinch of oniony chives served up on a bagel.