Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
- Portion size: 4
This recipe makes 4 servings
- 1 tsp 1tspvinegar
- 8 8eggeggs
- 4 4English muffinEnglish muffins or wedges focaccia or croissants
- 8 oz 8ozsmoked salmon Hollandaise Sauce:
- 4 4egg yolkegg yolks
- 1/3 cup 1/3cupbutter, melted
- 2 tbsp 2tbsplemon juice
- 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
- 1 pinch 1pinchcayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh dill
Pour enough boiling water into skillet to come 3 inches up side; return to boil. Add vinegar; reduce heat to gentle simmer. Break each egg into small dish; gently slip into simmering water. Cook until desired doneness, about 5 minutes for soft yolks and firm whites. Remove with slotted spoon and drain well, patting bottom of spoon with towel to dry egg.
Meanwhile, cut English muffins horizontally in half and toast; place 2 halves, cut side up, on each plate. Top each with smoked salmon, poached egg and 2 tbsp Hollandaise Sauce.
Hollandaise Sauce: In heatproof bowl over saucepan of simmering water, whisk egg yolks until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter, 2 tbsp at a time, until thickened; whisk in lemon juice, salt, cayenne and dill. Keep warm over hot water.