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Salty Salmon, Poached Egg, Butter Spinach

18 Feb


A quick, satisfying dinner during minimal-starch month (and after a weekend of salt-depleting exercise).

I’d shopped with Niçoise salad on the brain, but ended up making: salmon rubbed with salt, white pepper, and sesame seeds, broiled for 8 minutes skin-side-up, on a bed of butter-sauteed lettuce, celery, and black olives, topped with chopped up crispy salmon skin and a poached egg.

First Poached Eggs

2 Feb


The first time I’d poached an egg? Or at least the first time in a decade.

Tried the vinegar and whirlpool tricks: 3″ of water, a few tsp white vinegar, brought to a light simmer, stirred into a whirlpool, egg eased from a cup (pre-cracked) into the center of the vortex (seemed to help keep the white in the middle with it), then left alone for 3-4 minutes.

With great rye bread, chives/thyme/parsley from the window box, blood oranges, bacon.

Now back to work.

Edit: Poached another the next morning, on spinach, chick peas, sun-dried tomatoes, with olive oil / lemon juice /
cumin dressing. Excellent: