Salmon with poached egg and spinach

Salmon with poached egg and spinach
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep: 5mins
  • Cook: 10mins

This quick and easy salmon and poached egg recipe is packed with protein and great natural nutrition - the taste combination of the delicious salmon topped with rich egg and served on a bed of spinach leaves is simple, succulent and satisfying. With only four ingredients, this versatile dish is ideal for the mid-week meal, or a super-healthy lunch or dinner recipe for health enthusiasts.

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  • 2 (100g) salmon steaks, skinned
  • 1 (300g) bag young spinach leaves
  • A dash of vinegar
  • 2 large British Lion eggs


1. Arrange the salmon steaks in a micro-proof dish, cover with micro-proof film and pierce. Cook on 650 watts for 3 1/2- 4 minutes, turning once until just cooked through and leave to stand.  

2. Pierce the bag of spinach and cook on high for 2-3mins or until the leaves are wilted and tender. Drain in a sieve before setting aside.  

3. Meanwhile, fill a large pan with water to a depth of 5cm/2in. Add the vinegar and a dash of salt and bring to the boil.  

4. Carefully crack in the eggs and when the water is simmering, cook for 2-3 mins depending on how soft you like your eggs. Use a slotted spoon to lift the eggs from the water and drain on kitchen paper.  

5. Divide the spinach between two serving plates, top with the salmon steaks. Place a poached egg on top of each salmon steak. Serve immediately.

Nutritional information, per serving:
Calories Carbs Protein Fat Saturates Salt
310 2.4g 10.1g 16.5g 3.7g 0.8g

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