Happy Easter, everyone! What are you all doing today?
In my family, we don’t really have any Easter traditions. When I was a kid, my parents would buy me stuffed bunnies every year and take me to local Easter egg hunts, but once I got older Easter stopped being a thing. I think that happens a lot in Chinese families, since the holiday doesn’t have any religious/spiritual significance for most us.
Dan’s family, on the other hand, takes Easter more seriously. They’re Catholic, but the holiday is more about family time for them than anything else. The whole extended family usually gets together (if possible) at my in-laws’ house for a delicious home cooked meal (ham is usually on the menu), and to this day my mother in law still makes all her kids awesome Easter baskets packed with their favorite candies. The one year I was around for Easter, I got a basket too! It was pretty awesome…
What are Dan and I doing for Easter? Absolutely nothing.
Currently, I’m writing this blog post and catching up on all the TV shows I missed last week. Dan has his headphones on in his computer corner and is playing some sort of video game that involves his aliens/monsters. As soon as I’m done with this post, I’m going to heat up the al pastor I made in the slow cooker yesterday (recipe coming soon), and we’re going to eat so many tacos for lunch. We’re also going to drink a bunch of mimosas, because that’s just what you do on Sundays.
After lunch, we might take a nap. Or, we might go on another Breaking Bad binge (yes, we’re late to the game). We might even go for a run, since it’s so nice outside.
The world is our oyster!
If you’re into more traditional Easter activities, like brunching, for example, might I suggest this smoked salmon, goat cheese & scallion scrambled eggs on toast? I had the omelette version of this dish at brunch last weekend, and it’s been on my mind ever since.
I don’t know why, but smoked salmon, creamy/salty/tangy cheese, scallions/onions and eggs were meant to be together. When we were on our honeymoon, I ate scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, cream cheese and raw onion for breakfast every single day. Sometimes with toast/bagels, sometimes plain. Our resort’s amazing breakfast had plenty more to offer (fresh fruit, pastries, traditional Jamaican breakfast foods, etc.), but all I wanted was my smoky, salty, onion-y eggs. Washed down with mimosas, of course.
For some reason, Dan (who stuck to danishes and fresh fruit) didn’t love smooching me after breakfast.
With that in mind, I thought for sure Dan would turn his nose up at this breakfast when I put it in front of him yesterday, but he just dug right in and said “I’m really loving your new weekend brunch routine.” Me too, babe…me too.
These scrambled egg toasts are the perfect low-fuss breakfast/brunch food. The goat cheese gives the scrambled eggs an extra creamy tang, the smoked salmon makes each bite wonderfully savory, and the onion-y scallions provide a nice contrast to the creamy/salty flavors of the other components of the dish. Serve this with a huge pile of buttery, crispy potatoes, and you’ve got yourself a plate of deliciousness that’s sure to entice even the pickiest eater.
Happy Easter, y’all!
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- 4 large eggs
- ¼ cup goat cheese crumbles
- ½ cup scallions, chopped
- ⅓ cup smoked salmon, chopped
- 2 tbsp milk
- Salt/pepper to taste
- 4 slices ciabatta (or bread of choice), buttered and toasted
- 1 tbsp cream cheese (optional)
- Crack your eggs into a large bowl, add your milk, and whisk until mixture is uniform. Season with salt/pepper to taste.
- Stir in goat cheese crumbles and chopped scallions.
- Grease the bottom of a pan or skillet generously with butter. (Or spray with cooking spray - up to you!)
- Heat pan/skillet over medium-low heat.
- Add egg mixture to the pan.
- Allow eggs to solidify and cook the outer layer until light yellow, then run your spatula through the entire mixture to gently toss and "scramble" your eggs.
- While your scrambled eggs still look slightly wet, stir in your chopped smoked salmon.
- Cook until desired scrambled egg consistency is reached, then remove pan from heat.
- To serve, place 2 slices of toasted ciabatta on each plate. Smear with a little cream cheese (if desired), then spoon some scrambled eggs on top, dividing the eggs evenly between bread/plates.
- Garnish with extra scallions and goat cheese crumbles (if desired).
- Dig in!