Smoked salmon egg special

OK, so it’s a lousy title, but don’t be put off. This is special. It is the kind of thing you are unlikely to make for yourself but definitely something for a loved one whom you want to impress. Why not save it to celebrate a special occasion… it works a treat on birthday mornings.


  • Fresh eggs
  • Seasoning
  • Butter
  • Good quality smoked salmon


  • Whatever you need to make your scrambled eggs
  • One ramekin per person


  1. Thinnly spread a little soft butter around the ramekin.
  2. Take long strips of your smoked salmon and line the ramekin leaving excess salmon draping over the sides. (If I could, I would draw a diagram showing how I do this, starting with a criss-cross and then going diagonally. I am sure you will find your own way of doing this without any ramekin showing through.)
  3. Scramble your eggs to your specification. I like mine slowly scrambled in a saucepan with a little cream, salt and pepper. Make sure the finished eggs are light and fluffy and not dry.
  4. Fill the ramkein with the scrambled eggs and fold over the salmon to cover the ramekin.
  5. Now the anxious bit. Place a serving plate upside down over the ramekin, hold both tightly, flip and turn out the salmon and eggs.
  6. You should now have a perfectly formed smoked salmon parcel with succulent eggs inside.

What you should know

You will want to dress up the plate a little. I like mine with a few salad leaves alongside with the lightest of dressings.

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