Monday, January 12, 2015

Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon

Simple, Easy-to-Make, Anti-Inflammation Meals

Some days we're crunched for time or just simply too pooped to put in much effort cooking up a fabulous meal.  There's a place in everyone's cooking repertoire for a few simple, easy-to-make meals that we can pull out of our hats. After all, let's be practical, we're not always able to devote a lot of time to meal prep, and yet we want to be able to serve up healthy, healing foods.

Not always this perfect...

Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon is just that; a pull-out-of-your-hat meal with healing power.  It's delicious and fast, of course, but one of the very best things about it is that it's loaded with inflammation-busting omega-3's.  Omega-3s are not found in a lot of foods, however, three excellent sources are wild salmon, pastured eggs and pastured butter.

Wild and pastured are the keys here.  Farm raised fish are not high in omega-3s.  Factory raised chickens do not produce eggs high in omega-3s and cows raised in feedlots do not produce butter high in omega-3s.  So be sure you get the wild and pastured.  They fix your health while the others harm it.

Conveniently, eggs, smoked salmon and butter are things that last in your fridge for a while and are easy to add to your shopping cart whenever you do a big shop.  If you make it a habit to keep yourself stocked up, you'll always be able to whip up a quick, yummy and healing meal.

We garnished our eggs with a big fist full of fresh sprouts.  Sprouts, leafy greens and fresh green herbs are all nutrition-packed inflammation-fighting resources.  Whenever you can, add these babies in generous quantities to your meals.  

Scrambled Eggs and Wild Salmon

2 pastured eggs per person
1 t water per person
1 T pastured butter per person
Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper (I love the Pink Himalayan salt grinder from Costco)
Wild Smoked Salmon (I used Trader Joe's Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon Hot Smoked with Cracked      Peppercorns, Mustard Seed and Lemon--utterly packed with flavor--not sure if this available year        round)
Sprouts (the pretty blend in the photo also came from Trader Joe's)

Crack the eggs into a bowl, add in the water, salt and pepper and whisk together.  Melt the butter in a pan and pour in the eggs.  Add in the salmon in crumbled chunks.  Let the eggs set up a little bit against the pan and then gently push the egg and salmon mixture around the pan, getting the spatula under all of the egg mixture. Wait a little bit again as the egg mixture cooks for a moment against the pan and then push the mixture around so that more of the wet mixture is exposed to the pan.  Continue to wait for a moment and then push and redistribute the eggs until they are cooked through entirely.  Garnish with a generous fist full of sprouts.

For more information on omega-3s, see here.  

For more information on inflammation of the body and how it causes most diseases, see here.

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