When my boyfriend was little he used to love what he called ‘yellow fish’ – smoked haddock. So when I was looking for a suitable 5:2 starve day recipe my eye was immediately drawn to Smoked Haddock with Spinach and Poached Egg in The Fast Diet Recipe Book (buy the book here). It’s all classic flavours, very comforting and super quick to make. And it’s very low calorie too – bonus!
Not much else to say – other than, good luck on poaching eggs. Unless I use my silicone poaching pods, I cannot poach an egg. There, I’ve said it.
KB rating 7/10. PR rating 7/10.
Calorie count: 211 per person
Smoked Haddock with Spinach and Poached Egg (serves 1)
- 100g baby spinach leaves
- Salt and pepper
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 75g skinless smoked haddock fillet, undyed
- 240ml semi-skimmed milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp half-fat creme fraiche
- Half a spring onion, finely chopped
- Squeeze of lemon
Wilt the spinach leaves in a little salted boiling water and drain well. Stir in a pinch of nutmeg and season.
Poach the fish for 10 minutes in milk (or microwave for 3 minutes in a covered dish). Meanwhile poach the egg.
Serve the fish and spinach topped with egg and creme fraiche mixed with spring onion and a squeeze of lemon.