Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Egg in a Boat. I've never tried it... and only seen it made one time. What made me want this, you ask? Easy. Quick. I had all the ingredients. Warning, if you like eggs well done, this probably isn't the recipe for you... unless you alter it in some way. Mine turned out pretty good though! Here's the recipe for one serving:

1 Slice Bread (you could go wheat/white/rye/etc... so pick your favorite!)
1 Egg
Butter (I used 1/2 tsp Smart Balance... you could go for more for flavor)
Salt and Pepper

Butter both sides of the bread, and cut a hole in the middle (about 1-2 inches in diameter) and put in a heated medium high frying pan. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bread is lightly toasted on one side. Flip. Immediately crack egg into the hole and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until egg is mostly firm. To ensure doneness, flip bread one more time, and cook for about one minute. Serve immediately. Voila! I was thinking about melting some cheese over the egg too, but refrained, to remain a "purist" on my first attempt. 
That, along with some fresh juicy strawberries was breakfast. The egg was great... just a little oozy and enough to give the toast some flavor. Some scoff at ketchup with eggs but I love it, so you'll see that on my plate. Give this recipe a try!

For lunch I had a much tastier version of my dinner last night. I made a mozzarella panini with tomato, basil and ciabatta bread from the farmers market. It just looks fresh. It smells fresh. It tasted phenomenal. Crunchy bread with an airy inside, basil aioli, fresh gooey cheese, tomatoes and fragrant basil...yum. Had an orange too... how anti climatic.

Snacks were RED VELVET yogurt and almonds. I tried V8 diet pomegranate cranberry juice today. Only 5 calories per cup. Don't try it if you're expecting something really sweet. Do try it, if you love the almost bitterness of cranberry with a dash of unexpected pom. What does pomegranate even taste like? I have no idea... I'm such a phony...

Dinner tonight is one of those dishes that can make anyone like a particular ingredient. The ingredient I speak of is salmon. I hated salmon, almost with a passion. But, now you can find me eating it whenever the opportunity arises:

1/4 cup mayo
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
4 salmon filets (about 1 lb), skin removed
2 tsp. lemon juice
10 Ritz crackers, crushed

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix mayo, cheese, and cayenne until well blended. 

Place the salmon in a shallow foil lined pan; drizzle with lemon juice and top with mayo mixture. Spread evenly to cover fish. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

You can trim about 4 g of fat from each serving if you use low fat mayo (which I did). Not as rich but just as tasty!! Enjoy. No sweets today... I did it!!! Be proud!

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