I have never been a breakfast sandwich kind of girl. Now when I say that, it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy eating them, I just tend to not make them. When Nathan gets in the kitchen during breakfast hours, it is all about mastering the ideal breakfast sandwich, which usually includes a fried egg, sausage patty or bacon and lots and lots of cheese. I will reiterate, lots and lots of cheese.
For me, an open face style sandwich is much more appealing during breakfast.
This recipe was born out of my need to clean out the refrigerator and use up some leftovers, but it was so delicious that I just had to share. The night prior, we had salmon for dinner. I baked three salmon filets in the oven at 450 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. I brushed the salmon with some olive oil and then seasoned with lemon pepper, garlic salt, pepper and dash of sea salt. We also had a random amount of asparagus stalks leftover from a previous weeknight meal. Does anyone else have the same problem as me? Asparagus that is pre-bundled is usually too much for two people but not enough for two separate meal sides? I always feel I throw away a few random stalks.
Don’t you just love how confident that asparagus is in the photo below?
LEFTOVER OPEN FACE BREAKFAST SANDWICH:
- 1/2 tsp of Olive Oil
- Asparagus Stalks – Cut into thirds
- 1 – English Muffin – You can use wheat, whole grain, white, or switch it up to a bagel half. Anything your heart desires!
- 1/2 Tbsp of Light Butter
- 5 – Eggs or 7 – Egg Whites
- Splash of Almond Milk – Original
- 1 – Salmon Filet
- Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Start by prepping the Asparagus. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Wash The Asparagus, snap the ends and cut the stalk into thirds. Coated with 1/2 a tsp of Olive Oil and season with pepper and sea salt. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add 1/2 a Tsp of Light Butter to a sauté pan over medium-low heat. Beat eggs in glass bowl, add a splash of Almond Milk and season with pepper. Add eggs to pan. Let the eggs cook for a minute before you begin to push around mixture. Cut your English Muffin in half and toast both sides. Add eggs, salmon and asparagus to top of an English Muffin half.
Please Note: Salmon was a leftover in this recipe, so no cook time was needed for Salmon; however, if you make this recipe from scratch, bake a Salmon Filet at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Season with Olive Oil, Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Garlic Salt, Pepper and a dash of Sea Salt.
Optional: Garnish with Salsa.