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Smoked Salmon Dill Egg Cups Makes 12

8 oz wild smoked salmon, chop into smaller pieces

2/3 c. low-fat organic cottage cheese

4 eggs (mine came from my buddy Dean’s chickens)

1/4 c. water

1/4 yellow onion, grated

1 c. raw broccoli, chopped (sub with asparagus)

1/4 c. each dill, parsley

zest of one lemon

3/4 c. almond meal

3/4 c. Parmesan or Pecorino cheese

freshly grated pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, line a 12 serving cupcake/muffin pan with cupcake liners.

2. In a large bowl combine cottage cheese and grated onion, add some freshly grated pepper and mix together. Next add the salmon, broccoli, dill, parsley, lemon zest and mix until well combined.

3. In a separate bowl whisk the 4 eggs and the 1/4 c. water. Lightly season with salt and pepper, add this to the salmon mixture. Mix to combine. Lastly add the almond meal and mix one more time.

4. Using a 1/4 c. measuring cup fill the each of the cupcake/muffin liners with the salmon mixture. Top each one with 1 tsp. of either Parmesan or Pecorino cheese. Place in the oven and bake for about 28 min, or until set and golden brown on top. I like mine cold, so let them cool completely and place in an airtight container in the fridge. Serve alone or along side a big green salad.

Nutrition:

Wild Salmon- Omega 3 fatty acids, High Quality Protein, Essential Amino Acids, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Appreciable amounts of calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus (Courtesy of Wild for Salmon)

Eggs: In my opinion eggs sometimes get a bad rap. They are an excellent source of low-cost high quality protein. They are a great source of vitamin K and very good source of selenium and vitamin D. Some eggs contain omega-3 fatty acids depending on what they eat. Commercially produced eggs contain virtually no omega-3’s. Local eggs are your best bet. (The eggs pictured above came from my buddy Dean’s chickens. These chickens live in a healthy happy environment, they are so fresh that there is a feather in the egg carton!)

Love:

I have made these little egg cups a number of times, usually for a snack mid morning or late afternoon. But when I was thinking about this up coming Easter weekend I thought they would be great for brunch, maybe with a big green salad and fresh fruit. You can bake them of the night before, place them in the fridge and they will be ready to go the next morning- genius! I love recipe that make Sunday morning a breeze and this one will definitely do that. Also, its Spring so sub out the broccoli for asparagus. Good luck and I hope you all have a beautiful Easter weekend, for other Easter ideas check out my post below for last years menu.

Crepes- Happy Easter

Twice Baked Potatoes- Easter Dinner

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