Recipe: Lemon dill omelet

Recipe: Lemon dill omelet
Chef John Gladish’s lemon dill omelet reinterprets a smoked salmon scramble or frittata with a shift in the flavor emphasis of the ingredients. The lemony top note is offset by the smoky salmon and bright dill. (Bryan Chan / LAT)

Total time:

30 minutes




From Regent Beverly Wilshire Dining Room chef John Gladish

1 tablespoon butter

Zest of 1 lemon, finely diced

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

1/3 cup chopped cured Scottish salmon

1 teaspoon sour cream (optional)

3 lemon slices (for garnish)

1. Clarify the butter by melting it in a small saucepan and skimming off the white foam.

2. Warm the clarified butter in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over low heat. Stir together the lemon zest, eggs and dill in a small bowl and pour the mixture into the skillet.

3. Using a rubber spatula, stir the mixture thoroughly until the eggs form soft mounds. Let it rest on low heat until the top of the omelet is almost dry, about 1 minute.

4. Add the chopped salmon in a thin layer over half the surface of the eggs. Fold the omelet over and lift it onto a plate.

5. Garnish with the sour cream and lemon slices.

Each serving: 393 calories; 26 grams protein; 3 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 30 grams fat; 13 grams saturated fat; 678 mg. cholesterol; 941 mg. sodium.