BFree Bagels with Smoked Salmon #NationalBreakfastWeek

#NationalBreakfastWeek - BFree Bagels with Smoked Salmon

“I know family comes first, but shouldn’t that mean after breakfast?”
Jeff Lindsay, Dearly Devoted Dexter

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet so many of us are neglecting it… me included. I try to have breakfast but most days a cup of coffee keeps me going until lunch or even dinner time. I know this is not a good idea but… I try my best to remember about breakfast, especially this week…

In celebration of #NationalBreakfastWeek I decided to “play” with the BFree range.

BFree was developed to bring tasty, ‘good for you’ breads to the market.

Often, people avoid bread or feel poorly after having a sandwich and this may be due to sensitivities to wheat or gluten. There is No Guilt associated with eating BFree as the nutritional composition of our products is Extraordinary!

When wheat is removed from bread products, it is as if the ‘scaffolding’ that holds the structure together is pulled apart. BFree has developed a recipe and composition that replaces the gluten and wheat and with natural ingredients…

BFree range includes: soft white loaf, brown seeded loaf, brown seeded rolls, white rolls, plain bagels, multi-seed bagels, multigrain wraps and fajita kit. You can find some BFree products in Asda and their full range can be purchased from Ocado.

But… back to my breakfast…

Bagels with smoked salmon have a very sentimental value for me. When I first came to the UK, I used to live close to Gants Hill in London. There was this small bakery on my way to the tube station and every morning I would buy myself breakfast from them – a cup of coffee and a bagel with salmon. After a few months I moved and it was bye, bye to my favourite breakfast… so now from time to time I prepare it at home… it is never the same but… close enough.

So what will you need to create Bagels with Smoked Salmon (besides the obvious?)

  • BFree bagels (I used plain ones)
  • Good quality smoked salmon
  • Salted butter
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Fresh lemon

Now all you need is to put all together.

Cut the bagels in half. If you like, toast them but I like my ones as they come from the pack.

“Apply” a generous amount of butter, don’t miss the corners!

What?!?! 😉 What corners?!?! Lol

Carefully add the smoked salmon.

Grind some fresh pepper all over your creation.

Finish with a squeeze from half a fresh lemon; just a little; just to give that extra bite.

Make a cuppa of your favourite beverage, find a place in the warm with a view of something green, and enjoy a me moment.

#NationalBreakfastWeek BFree Bagels with Smoked Salmon

What’s your favourite breakfast?

Did you make something special in celebration of #NationalBreakfastWeek?

What’s Cooking – Oven Poached Salmon in white wine

Oven Poached Salmon in White Wine
Oven Poached Salmon in White Wine

Salmon is one of my favourite fishes. I like it smoked, fried, poached, on its own or as a part of a more complicated dish. Salmon taste great, it is very easy to prepare and quick to cook and I still cannot get over the fact that in this day and age it is cheaper than cod to buy.

If you are handy in the kitchen you can have a home cook, delicious dinner ready in under 30 minutes (+ a little extra time needed by your oven to get up to the desired temperature of 200 degrees).

So what is needed in order to make oven poached salmon in white wine?

  •  A piece of Salmon big enough to give 2 steaks per person
  •  200ml of white wine, the rest can be drink with your dinner 🙂 or in Marks case by the chef
  • Lemon, juiced, no pips required
  • 2tbs of olive oil
  • Fresh sprig of rosemary
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method:

Cut your salmon into a portions
Cut your salmon into a portions
Place it on deep baking tray covered with foil that has been brushed with a little bit of olive oil
Place it on deep baking tray covered with foil that has been brushed with a little bit of olive oil
Brush your salmon with a little bit of olive oil
Brush your salmon with a little bit of olive oil
Season with salt, pepper and rosemary; sprinkle with lemon juice
Season with salt, pepper and rosemary; sprinkle with lemon juice
Add white wine until whole bottom of your trey is covered in it
Add white wine until whole bottom of your trey is covered in it
Seal your whole baking tray with cooking foil, making a neat parcel and bake at 200 for around 15 - 20 minutes
Seal your whole baking tray with cooking foil, making a neat parcel
and bake at 200 for around 15 – 20 minutes
Remove from the oven and serve. Enjoy!
Remove from the oven and serve. Enjoy!

Serving suggestions:

Peel a couple of potatoes whilst your oven is heating up and your fryer, cut into micro fries and cook whilst fish is in the oven for posh fish and chips.

Go healthy and whilst your fish is cooking make a bed of lettuce on your plate with some other seasonal salad foods of your choosing. Tomatoes go well as do mushrooms.

Ultra lazy home cooks can just bang a bag of Uncle Bens 2 minute packets of rice in the microwave to have fish and rice, Mark says to add a good shake of pepper sauce to this version for a Caribbean twist.