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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Frittata : Low Carb


Flavoursome salmon paired with asparagus combined with a savoury creamy frittata base. This dish can be adapted to many variations depending on what you have in your pantry. It's just 4g net carbs per serving!

Ingredients
Serves Four
8 eggs
1 cup (225ml) heavy (double) whipping cream
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp dried dill
3½ oz. (100g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 oz. (50g) parmesan cheese, shredded
½ oz. (15g) butter
3½ oz. (100g) smoked salmon
3½ oz. (100g) fresh green asparagus


Tips 
The smoked salmon can be hot smoked or cold smoked and can be swapped out for tinned salmon. Drain well before adding it.

The asparagus can be fresh or tinned, just make sure you drain them well before adding them to your frittata.

Serve with sour cream, finely chopped red onions, freshly-squeezed lemon and, fresh dill on top for enhanced flavour.

Instructions
can be seen here



Fresh Dill
Dill is an important culinary herb that is used for its seeds and leaves It originally grew wild in Southern Europe thru Western Asia.

It was extensively used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Remnants of the herb were found in Swiss Neolithic settlements dating back to 400BC. By medieval times its use spread to central Europe. Dill is a popular culinary herb used in Greece, Scandinavia, Germany, Central Europe, Russia, the Balkans and Romania. References to the fresh herb can be found in the writings of Roman naturalists, English clergy and German literary works in the 11th century.

All parts of the herb can be used for culinary purposes. Dill is not a common herb in Mediterranean cooking. It is known as a spice used in pickled cucumbers. In the United States they are known as dill pickles. The herb is key for the production of dill vinegar (a key cooking ingredient in some recipes). You will find it used/employed in many sour dishes, especially sauerkraut. You will find dill used in lemon sauces for fish, yogurt, sour cream, salad dressings, spinach dishes, chicken and lamb casseroles. Because of its delicate nature most chefs add the fresh herb to their hot recipes just prior to removing from the heat source.


A variety of recipe ideas are within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

26 comments:

Tom said...

...I'd like a slice please.

Gloria Baker said...

This looks absolutely delicious !!!xo

bill burke said...

Yes, that looks delicious.

Valerie-Jael said...

Delicious! Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

I am a huge frittata fan - but have never added cream to mine.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Looks delicious! Enjoy your day and the rest of the week!

Christine said...

Delicious!

Susan Kane said...

I have copied and pasted your recipes for my cookbook. this one looks great.

Jeanie said...

Eggs and asparagus. Over th emoon just reading the recipe!

Snowbird said...

Love all the information re Dill.xxx

Chris Lally said...

Bet I can eat more than one slice! Thanks, Jan!

bobbie said...

Drooling here! Ya had me at the smoked salmon!

DVArtist said...

OK not my favorite recipe today but I love the info on the dill. I have dill growing in my garden and it is an herb I use almost everyday.

Debbie said...

salmon...not my thing! BUT dill, now you know i love dill, for so many reasons!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You cant give me enough dill. I grow it all year long and love it on practically everything. So enjoyed this.

Margaret D said...

Looks ok, it's a Quiche for me.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that looks delicious!

Sami said...

I like salmon, so this would be a keeper. Thanks Jan :)

Ella said...

I must try that delicious dish ...
Thank you for sharing!

This N That said...

sounds and looks yummy...Thanks for sharing..

mamasmercantile said...

Very nice...looks so tasty.

Angie said...

Oh, this looks so good. I have been to the dentist and I am still too numb to eat anything. Starving! Enjoy your weekend!

Betty said...

I don't eat fish but liked reading about dill, thanks.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Looks nice.

Sue said...

Ooh this looks lovely, especially at only 4gms of carb- definitely one to try. Take care xx

R's Rue said...

Love it.