Omelette with smoked salmon & chives

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Omelette with smoked salmon and chive crème fraiche recipe

This recipe for an omelette with smoked salmon and chive crème fraiche is one of the most sublime egg recipes I’ve tasted in a while. It elevates your breakfast to another level of fancy pants but still only takes 10 minutes to whip up. Hardly surprising that it comes from a local chef and foodie Neill Anthony who has recently launched his own TV show – Neill Anthony Private Chef.

smoked salmon omelette with chive crème fraiche

The recipe aired on his episode last night and I’ve been watching all the delicious meals he’s been making to date, and really love the unique and cheffy spin he puts on things. After all, he did train under Gordon Ramsay and has cooked for many A-list celebrities, both locally and in London. I also know Neill and have eaten his food, so the show should not be missed.

smoked salmon omelette with chive crème fraiche

I spent last weekend away and I used the location to shoot 8 recipes for a French magazine feature I’m on a deadline for, and what better opportunity than to cook lovely food for friends while away? We ate this for breakfast on Saturday al fresco as we gazed over a turquoise lagoon. Pure heaven.

Omelette with smoked salmon and chive crème fraiche recipe

I was intrigued by Neill’s use of coconut milk on the omelette mix, but the 1 tablespoon imparts a very subtle flavour. I made a second one where I added more because I didn’t measure, and the flavour was more pronounced.

One of my friends preferred this, but I liked it more subtle. The chive crème Fraiche adds unctuousness, and the finely sliced red onions a fresh crunchy zap of flavour and texture. I used a local smoked salmon trout, but good smoked salmon would be as delicious.

This is a recipe that is sure to impress, and I’m tucking it away in my arsenal of recipes for when I want to show off to a special person. Preferably a man I feel romantic feelings for. This is a winner.

Omelette with smoked salmon and chive crème fraiche recipe

Omelette with smoked salmon and chive crème fraiche

This a very delicious breakfast omelette recipe with smoked salmon or smoked trout garnished with creme fraiche and spring onions.
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Omelette with smoked salmon and chive crème fraiche recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes



  • splash of olive oil and a knob of butter for the pan
  • Smoked salmon or salmon trout ribbons - about 50g
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 1 spring onion – finely sliced
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk

Crème Fraiche Mixture:

  • 1  large spoon crème fraiche/cultured cream
  • Small bunch of chives finely chopped


  • Lemon wedges
  • finely sliced red onions
  • additional chopped chives


  • Whisk the eggs, coconut milk and salt together. Make the chive creme fraiche and set aside. Slice the red onions very finely (I used a mandolin) and slice the spring onion.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in the pan until bubbling, then add the egg mixture. Scatter over the spring onions and cook until done. You could also, once the egg is halfway cooked, pop it under a very hot grill to cook the top. I tend to always do this with open omelette because I love how they puff up this way.
  • Dollop over the chive creme fraiche, place the salmon ribbons, and scatter the red onions. A grind of black pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon finish things off.
Author: Sam Linsell

I cannot wait to make this again.

A few of my other favourite salmon recipes:

Creamy salmon pasta with spinach & capers

Herb & fennel crusted salmon with garlic roasted sweet potatoes

Jamie Oliver’s fantastic fish pie

Roasted salmon with a miso & orange glaze

Miso salmon & cucumber salad

Vietnamese caramel salmon in the Instant Pot

Salmon poke

Salmon poached in lapsang souchong tea, with ginger,  lemon and honey

Salmon burger on a black brioche bun


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  1. This is so beautiful Sam! My dream breakfast. 🙂 And the coconut milk sounds like a delicious addition.

  2. Thanks Alanna – it was so luscious – I cant wait to eat this again x

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