If you want a great Christmas morning recipe, this is it. Easy to make and the salmon makes it feel rich. Not only that but it’s a high energy start to a big day.
1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
3 oz (90 g) smoked salmon, chopped
2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh dill
salt and white pepper to taste
2 tbsp (30 mL) melted butter
2 bagels, each cut in half, toasted and lightly buttered
1/4 cup (60 mL) low-fat sour cream
fresh dill sprigs, for garnish
Beat the eggs and milk in a bowl until blended. Mix in the salmon, dill, salt and pepper.
Heat the butter in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture. As it begins to set, slowly run a heatproof spatula across the bottom and sides of the skillet to form large, soft curds in the egg mixture. Cook until thick, but still moist, with no visible liquid egg remaining.
Place a half bagel on each of 4 plates. Top with the egg mixture. Dollop with sour cream and garnish with a dill sprig to serve.
Remove stems from mushrooms; set aside. Use melon baller to carefully scoop small amount of flesh from each mushroom cap. Finely chop removed flesh and stems. Place caps, hollowed-sides up, on parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet.
Melt margarine in large skillet on medium heat. Add chopped flesh, stems and onions; cook and stir 5 min. or until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in next 4 ingredients and half each of the cracker crumbs and parsley. Use melon baller to portion filling into caps; top with remaining crumbs.
Bake 25 min. or until heated through; sprinkle with remaining parsley.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add celery; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in water. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in stuffing mix, cranberries and walnuts. Add 1/2 cup of the cheese and the egg; mix lightly.
Spoon stuffing mixture evenly into eight greased medium muffin cups, mounding mixture as necessary to use all the stuffing mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
Bake 10 min. or until stuffing cups are heated through and cheese is melted.