This deeeelicious if not unusual brunch recipe was adapted from a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Dale Pinnock's The Medicinal Chef.
I love this book because Dale highlights the health and nutritional benefits of each ingredient in his recipes so you feel like you're doing great things for your body while playing around with food at the same time.
Plus the book's index is split out by body function you're looking to improve so you can hone right into what will benefit you most. The recipes only have 3 or 4 ingredients so much less tasking than taking on one of Jamie Oliver's full blown 50 ingredient recipes. Of which I am also a fan if I'm honest haha.
Beetroot is great for cleansing your liver (hangover recovery anyone??), the mackerel has tons of omega-3 as it's oily fish, and the spinach is full of iron. The eggs of course are full of protein so that'll help give you that full feeling and help your body rebuild.
Here is what you'll need to make 2 portions of this scrumptious feast.
2 smoked mackerel fillets
2-3 handfuls of spinach
1/2 a tablespoon of sage (dried or fresh for sprinkling)
2 cooked beetroots
Pepper (if desired)
2 tablespoons of milk
1 - Chop up your spinach, mackerel, and beetroot into bite-size pieces. Resist grazing! I know it's hard.
2 - Heat a little oil in a medium heat frying pan and add in all your beautiful colourful pieces in.
3 - While that's sizzling away, get a separate bowl and whisk your eggs together with the milk and a little salt and pepper. I also add in Encona pepper sauce because it is AWESOME.
4 - Once your mackerel is warmed through (remember it's already cooked in the pack so no need to cook further) and your beetroot is starting to turn a little bit brown (about 5 minutes), add in the lovely egg mixture.
5 - Twist and turn the frying pan until the egg coats the entire bottom of the pan so you get it nice and even then sprinkle over liberally with sage.
6 - At this stage if I had a frying pan that was also oven safe, I would have finished it off in the grill/oven for a few minutes to cook the top of the egg. But no, I rent my home so nice things like that do not exist. Instead, I have to attempt a flip....which quickly turned my omelette into a scramble.
A delicious, healthy, colourful pile of gorgeous mouthfuls.
So yummy you guys, give it a go! It's so nice to do nice things for your insides every now and then. Especially when it tastes this good.
Have a fab weekend and I'll see you guys on Sunday for our next post!