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Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Lemony Salmon and Asparagus Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Fried Eggs:

Directions

  1. Using a sharp peeler, peel the asparagus into ribbons and add to a large bowl. Add the snow peas, mint, pistachios, feta, lemon juice and zest, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and toss gently. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large nonstick pan over a medium heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season the salmon fillets on both sides with the lemon pepper. Cook the salmon until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip the salmon and cook to desired doneness, about another 2 to 4 minutes, depending on thickness of your fillets.
  3. Serve family style, placing the salad on a platter with the salmon on top. Place the Fried Eggs over the salmon and garnish with balsamic glaze and mint leaves. Or serve individual portions on 4 plates.

Fried Eggs:

  1. Heat some oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. There should be just enough oil to cover the edges of the eggs when they are cracked into the skillet.
  2. Once the oil is mildly hot, crack in the eggs one at a time. Cook until the eggs begin to turn white, then use a small spoon to carefully spoon the hot oil over only the whites of the eggs (avoiding the yolks). This will help the whites cook slowly so the tops will set but still look pretty. Important: Don’t spoon any oil over the yolks yet! Only spoon oil over the whites for now to prevent the eggs from turning cloudy.
  3. After a minute or two of cooking, once the whites are set and not jiggly or loose, carefully spoon the oil over the yolks. Continue spooning the oil over the eggs until they appear to be done to your liking.
  4. Remove the eggs from the skillet with a slotted spatula, then drain them briefly on a paper towel before serving.

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