Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Blender Hollandaise
Follow this simple recipe and you can enjoy this restaurant-style brunch dish right at home.
- Prep time: 20 min
- Makes: 6
- Cook time: 10 min
- Potassium*.75 mg
- Saturated Fat.22
- Cholesterol.350 mg
- Carbohydrates.17 g
- Fibre.1 g
- Sugar.1 g
- Protein.15 g
- Sodium.530 mg
|2||Naturegg Omega 3 eggs|
|2 tbsp / 30 ml||fresh lemon juice (approx.)|
|1 cup / 250 ml||unsalted butter, cubed|
|1/4 tsp / 1 ml||each sea salt and ground black pepper (or to taste)|
|1 tbsp / 15 ml||white vinegar|
|2 tsp / 10 ml||sea salt|
|6||fridge-cold Naturegg Omega 3 Eggs|
|6||thick slices baguette, lightly toasted|
|1 cup / 250 ml||baby spinach leaves|
|6 oz / 180 g||sliced smoked salmon|
Blender Hollandaise: Separate eggs, reserving whites for another purpose and placing yolks in a blender along with lemon juice. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat.
With blender on medium speed, blend egg yolks and lemon juice; carefully and slowly pour in melted butter in a thin, steady stream leaving milky solids in bottom of saucepan, blending until a thick sauce forms. Season with salt and pepper and a little extra lemon juice, if needed, to taste. Makes about 3/4 cup (175 ml).
Eggs Benedict: Fill a large, deep skillet with 1-inch (2.5 cm) water and bring to a simmer; add vinegar and salt. Working carefully and quickly, crack each egg into a ramekin and slide into simmering water. Cover pan; remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes for soft yolks (or longer for firmer yolks).
Meanwhile, layer baguette slices with spinach and smoked salmon. Use a slotted spoon to transfer poached eggs to a paper towel-lined plate to blot dry and then carefully arrange on toasts. Spoon hollandaise sauce over top and serve immediately.
To make hollandaise ahead; transfer to a glass, heat-proof bowl and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Set bowl over a pot with 1-inch 2.5 cm) of barely simmering water to gently reheat. If it splits, whisk in boiling water, 1 tsp (5 mL) at a time, until emulsified.
To make poached eggs ahead; transfer poached eggs to an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Reheat poached eggs in warm water just before serving.
Leftover hollandaise can be served over grilled fish, steak, chicken and vegetables such as asparagus or green beans.
For a traditional Eggs Benedict, layer poached eggs over toasted English muffins topped with Canadian bacon, cooked peameal or ham.
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