Creamy Zucchini with Salmon

Creamy Zucchini with Salmon

  • Serves: 3
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Cooking Time: 00:12
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Serve this tasty Zucchini with wild caught smoked salmon, egg, avocado and sauerkraut for a nutritional breakfast. I've added Nutritional Yeast Flakes to this dish for a cheesy flavour. Nutritional Yeast is fermented and deactivated yeast, which means it's not going to grow. Vegans and vegetarians use this in place of cheese and also to add additional vitamins to their diet, as it is a complete protein.

Ingredients

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  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 lge zucchini, chopped into 5cm fingers
  • 3/4 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt, coarsely ground
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • To serve: wild caught smoked, eggs, salmon, avocado & sauerkraut

Directions

Heat a frying pan on medium – high heat. Add the ghee and zucchini.

Cook the zucchini for 5 minutes, turning often to lightly brown both sides. Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic, lemon juice and salt, and gently fold through the zucchini.

Cook a further few minutes until tender, but not mushy. Just before taking off the heat add the nutritional yeast flakes and fold through, making the zucchini nice and creamy.

Meanwhile, cook the eggs in a separate pan.

To serve, divide the zucchini between the plates, add the salmon slices, avocado, sauerkraut and then the eggs.

ghee

Ghee is clarified butter, it is pure butter fat that has had the milk solids removed. You can get the flavour of butter in your cooking without the dairy (please don't consume if you have an allergy to ghee). My favourite brand is Organic Valley Purity Farms which I purchase online from iherb. It is also very easy to make yourself.

zucchini

A zucchini is also called a courgette or summer squash depending on which country you live in. Zucchini looks similar to a cucumber and is usually served cooked with it's skin left on. Zucchini contains a good amount of folate, potassium, vitamin A,C and fibre.

garlic

Garlic is a close relative to the onion and has been used throughout history for both medicinal and culinary purposes. In most of my recipes I use minced garlic as I find it distributes better throughout the dish. When in a hurry I use organic minced garlic which I purchase in glass jars and store in the fridge. When garlic powder is needed for a particular recipe, I use 'Simply Organic' brand. Why is garlic so good for us? It is an immune booster, antibiotic, good for the heart, cancer fighter and it's also knew as a weight loss aid (appetite suppressant).

lemon juice

Use freshly squeezed lemon juice. Most store bought lemon juice containers preservatives.

sea salt

Organic unbleached, unrefined organic Celtic sea salt or pink Himalayan salt is my salt of choice as these contain healthy minerals and trace elements that our body needs. Regular table salt has been bleached, refined and processed leaving minimal health benefits. If you choose to use regular table salt in my recipes you will need to reduce the quantity or the end result will be to salty.

nutritional yeast flakes

Also know as Savoury Yeast Flakes. It’s a fermented and deactivated yeast, which means it isn’t going to grow (and has nothing to do with brewer’s yeast or bakers’ yeast). It has a creamy cheesy flavour and I’ve used it in a few recipes to create a cheese flavour. Vegans use it as a condiment and a cheese substitute, and to also add additional protein and vitamins to their diet (it’s a complete protein). Nutritional yeast flakes are free from sugar, dairy, grains and gluten. Do not confuse it with yeast extract (MSG). Purchase from health food stores or in the health food aisle of supermarkets.

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