Salty smoked salmon, bright fresh dill and creamy goat cheese combine to make an unforgettable Smoked Salmon, Dill and Goat Cheese Frittata.
Some days, I write and write and write. I think Sunday was one of those days. But today, I just want to share a delicious recipe with you.
On Easter, I wanted a special Smoked Salmon, Dill and Goat Cheese Frittata to grace the table. I used the Joy of Cooking method, adapted slightly, to craft this recipe. Cate of Sweetnicks had suggested a similar frittata from Ina Garten, which sounded divine but had a few too many steps for me. So this is the simplified version with similar — but not the same — flavors.
I made it with egg substitute to keep it a little heart healthier. And the goat cheese and dill are just perfect with the salty smoked salmon. This is a perfect brunch dish.
Coincidentally, when I recently wrote about eating quiche for breakfast, I felt like the only one who considers it a breakfast dish after getting several comments about brunch, lunch and dinner. I guess I think eggs and that leads right to breakfast for me.
Doesn’t anyone else make quiche for breakfast? What about frittatas? Can a Smoked Salmon, Dill and Goat Cheese Frittata be an any-meal dish?
This recipe was adapted from one in the Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition – 2006.
Smoked Salmon, Dill and Goat Cheese Frittata
- 1 1/2 cup egg substitute or 6 eggs, beaten
- salt and pepper
- 4 oz smoked salmon chopped or fork shredded
- 3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a 10-inch oven-safe skillet over medium.
- In a large bowl, stir together the egg substitute (or eggs), salt, pepper, smoked salmon, goat cheese and dill until well combined.
- Add the olive oil to the skillet and swirl around to coat all the sides. Pour in the egg mixture and cook without stirring until the bottom is set, but the top is still loose.
- Place the pan into the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, until the stop is set. No need to let it brown -- you just want it firm.
- Serve hot.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. Her latest cookbook is The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook, published by Rockridge Press, which focuses on quick, easy, from-scratch cooking for busy people. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.