Smoked Salmon Frittata

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If you love salmon, then you’ll love this smoked salmon frittata! It’s a delicious and easy way to enjoy this popular fish any time of day.

smoked salmon frittata with text overlay.

A Frittata is an Italian omelet that is filled with any number of ingredients. The most popular frittata is the ham and cheese frittata, but you can fill them with anything you like. Frittatas are a great way to use up leftovers, and they are perfect for a quick and easy breakfast or lunch.

This recipe combines smoked fish with eggs, creamy goat cheese, and vegetables, making it a hearty and delicious breakfast or lunch option. The combination of ingredients gives the dish so much flavor!

Ingredients

A frittata recipe is a delicious and easy way to use up leftover smoked salmon. This breakfast dish can be made with just a few simple ingredients, including eggs, smoked salmon, and cheese.

Salmon

Smoked salmon is used but you can used cooked fresh salmon instead. Leftovers work perfectly in the recipe.

Eggs

You’ll need plenty of eggs as the recipe calls for a full dozen.

Milk

Any type of milk can be used but whole milk isn’t recommended for those watching their carb intake. Almond milk or coconut milk are preferred for those on a keto diet.

Spinach

Baby spinach leaves are the veggie of choice but you can substitute with another vegetable. Chopped kale or broccoli are great too.

Cheese

Crumbled soft goat’s cheese is called for in the recipe. But you can substitute with cream cheese for a cheaper every day option.

Seasonings

The egg filling includes refreshing dill, and green spring onions which are sautéed in olive oil before blending in. It’s rounded out with with salt and pepper.

Note: The full list of ingredients, including the amounts use are in the recipe card at the end of this post.

ingredients for smoked salmon frittata.

Instructions

It doesn’t take much time to make this recipe. Just follow these simple step-by-step instructions.

Preheat oven

You’ll want tot preheat the oven to 375°F so it’s nice and hot when it’s time to bake the frittata.

Prep egg mix

While heating up the oven-safe frying pan (a cast iron skillet is the perfect baking pan), I like to get the egg mixture ready. You just need to whisk the eggs together with the milk of choice in a large mixing bowl then stir in the dill, salt and pepper. Then set aside.

preparing the egg mixture.

Initial cooking

Start by sautéing green onions with garlic in a little bit of oil over medium-high heat until fragrant. Then add the baby spinach and sauté until wilted.

sauté onion garlic baby spinach.

Reduce to medium low heat and spread the spinach out in the pan. Then top it evenly with the salmon pieces and pour the egg mixture over. Top with the cheese and cook until the eggs begin to set along the sides.

adding salmon and egg mixture.

Bake

The final step is to transfer the skillet baking dish to the preheated oven and bake until the center of the frittata is firm.

cooking the eggs in frittata.

Tips

  • Use baking dish that can also be used on the stovetop. An enameled cast iron pan works well. If you don’t have an oven safe skillet, you can cook the vegetables on the stovetop first and then top with salmon, egg mixture, and cheese then finish in the oven.
  • Substitute milk with heavy cream. The high fat content in cream will make the frittata extra fluffy.
  • Use low heat for eggs. To prevent the bottom of the frittata from burning and sticking to the pan, use a low heat after adding the egg mixture and keep cooking time to a minimum.

Serving suggestions

The smoked salmon frittata is perfect for a quick and easy breakfast or lunch, and it can also be served as a light dinner. Serve hot with a sprinkle of fresh herbs on top.

Frittata is also a popular dish for Mother’s Day or Sunday brunch. Just be sure to serve it warm.

serving the smoked salmon frittata.

FAQs

What is smoked salmon?

Smoked salmon is a type of salmon that has been cured and smoked. It is often eaten on bagels or in salads.

What is the difference between smoked salmon and regular salmon?

Smoked salmon is salmon that has been cured and smoked. This gives it a smoky flavor and a slightly tougher texture. Regular salmon is not smoked, and has a softer texture.

What is a frittata?

A frittata is an Italian omelette-like dish made with eggs, cheese, and vegetables.

slice of salmon frittata on white plate.

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Smoked Salmon Frittata

If you love salmon, then you'll are going to love this frittata recipe! It's a delicious and easy way to enjoy this popular fish any time of day.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword salmon frittata
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 197kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions trimmed and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon skin removed and roughly chopped
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Whisk the eggs and milk in a large bowl, then stir in the dill, pepper, and the salt.
  • Place a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. When the skillet is hot, add the oil and swirl to coat. Add the green onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  • Decrease heat slightly. Spread the spinach out and top evenly with the salmon. Pour egg mixture over the top. Then top evenly with the cheese. Increase the heat slightly and cook, undisturbed, until the sides begin to set, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until the center of the frittata is firm. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

Recipe adapted from The Real Food Dietitians: The Real Food Table cookbook. Used with permission from the publisher.
If you don’t have an oven save skillet, you can cook the vegetables in a regular skillet and then transfer to a 3- to 4-quart greased baking dish, spreading out the spinach. Then top evenly with the salmon and pour the egg mixture over. Top evenly with the cheese and bake according to directions.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 292mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2282IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg
By on April 1st, 2022

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