Mrs Crunch shares three delicious and versatile smoked salmon recipes for lunches and dinners

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Mrs Crunch shares three delicious and versatile smoked salmon recipes for lunches and dinners



SMOKED salmon is great with cream cheese on a bagel for breakfast – but this tasty fish is really versatile.
So use it in fantastic lunches and dinners too. It is great for your health as it is full of protein, brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids plus B vitamins, magnesium and selenium.
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Smoked salmon pasta
(Serves 2 – £1.25 per serving)
TIP: Add a handful of capers to the cream cheese for extra bite. Use whatever style of pasta you prefer
Prep time: 5 minsCooking: 15 mins
YOU NEED:

200g tagliatelle
½ tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
100g cream cheese
1 lemon zest, plus juice, to taste
120g Morrisons smoked salmon
Handful of finely chopped dill (about 10g)
Pepper to taste

METHOD:

Cook the pasta according to pack instructions – about 10 minutes, until al dente (still has a bit of bite).
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the garlic for 1-2 minutes until softened. Add the cream cheese, lemon zest, a little of the juice and freshly ground black pepper.
Do not add salt at this stage, as the salmon is salty.
Drain the pasta but reserve a few spoonfuls of the cooking water.
Add the salmon and dill to the sauce, along with the cooking water to loosen it a little.
Toss together and season with more pepper and lemon juice, to taste, before serving.

Smoked salmon and broccoli quiche
(Serves 4 – £2.10 per serving)
TIP: Freeze leftover smoked salmon. Wrap in cling film, then put in freezer bag. It will last six months
Prep: 20 mins
Cooking: 40 mins
YOU NEED:

1 tsp sunflower oil
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
175g broccoli, cut into florets
2 medium eggs
100ml whole milk
1 Morrisons Perfect Pastry savoury pastry case (185g)
120g smoked salmon slices, roughly chopped
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
100g grated mature Cheddar cheese
Freshly ground black pepper

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan/ Gas mark 4. In a frying pan, heat a little oil, add the onion and garlic, and soften for 3-4 minutes.
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and blanch the broccoli florets for 3-4 minutes, drain well and set aside.Beat the eggs and milk together in a bowl.
Put the pastry case on a non-stick baking tray. Arrange the softened broccoli on the bottom of the pastry case then add the onion, garlic and salmon slices.
Pour the egg mixture over the broccoli and salmon. Sprinkle half the herbs and cheese over the top of the quiche and cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the egg is set.
Allow to cool slightly, then serve.

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Low-fat smoked salmon pate
(Serves 4 – £1.50 per serving)
Tip: Serve on rye bread rounds, oatcakes, melba toast or baguette
Prep: 10 mins
YOU NEED:

120g smoked salmon
110g low fat cream cheese
300ml fat-free yoghurt
1 tbsp lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper

METHOD:

Place all ingredients except for the lemon juice in a blender. Pulse for a chunky version or continue to blend for a smoother pate.
Transfer into a bowl, stir in lemon juice and refrigerate until cold.

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