At New Year lots of us are seeking recipes that feel a little lighter, so why not try this recipe for making a smoked salmon, pea & kale frittata, writes Tom Kitchin

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A frittata is super simple and you can throw in any fresh vegetables you have in the fridge. It’s a brilliant one for lunches the next day if you have any leftovers, and can be tasty served either hot or cold.

Ingredients

  • 150g good quality smoked salmon
  • 2 red onions, peeled
  • 1 courgette
  • 200g curly kale
  • ½ large red pepper, cored and deseeded
  • 80g freshly podded peas or broad beans
  • 10 free-range medium eggs
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 50g cheddar, finely grated
  • olive oil for cooking
  • snipped chives, to finish

Method

Heat the oven to 160C/Gas 2-3. Cut the smoked salmon into strips. Cut the red onions, courgette and red pepper into small, even-sized dice. Add the peas or broad beans to a pan of boiling salted water and blanch for a couple of minutes, then drain and refresh in cold water; drain and pat dry.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a fork until lightly foamy. Season with salt and pepper and then add the peas or broad beans, chopped dill, smoked salmon and grated cheese.

Heat a little olive oil in a non-stick (or well-seasoned) ovenproof frying pan, about 23cm in diameter, over a medium heat.

Add the onion and cook gently for 2-3 minutes to soften slightly, then add the courgette, red pepper and kale with 1 tbsp water and cook together for 2-3 minutes. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables in the pan and cook over a low heat for 3-4 minutes.

Now transfer the frying pan to the oven and cook for 6-8 minutes until the egg is set and golden on the surface. Sprinkle the frittata with snipped chives. Cut into portions and serve with a watercress salad.

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About The Author

Tom Kitchin

Tom Kitchin is a Scottish chef and owner of restaurant The Kitchin, where he became the youngest winner of a Michelin star. He has previously worked with several Michelin starred chefs including Alain Ducasse and Pierre Koffmann.

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About The Author

Tom Kitchin

Tom Kitchin is a Scottish chef and owner of restaurant The Kitchin, where he became the youngest winner of a Michelin star. He has previously worked with several Michelin starred chefs including Alain Ducasse and Pierre Koffmann.