Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon & Chives
Ingredients for Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon & Chives
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How to Cook Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon & Chives
- First make the Hollandaise sauce... place the lemon juice and white wine vinegar in a bowl, add the egg yolks and whisk with a balloon whisk until light and frothy. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and whisk until the mixture thickens. Gradually add the unsalted butter, whisking constantly. If it seems that the sauce might be separating, remove from the heat for a few minutes, but keep whisking. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and keep warm while you cook the eggs.
- Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add the white wine vinegar. Lower the heat so that the water is just simmering gently, then stir the water to create a slight whirlpool. Crack the eggs into a cup or saucer and slide them one by one into the water. Cook them for about 4 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon.
- Meanwhile, halve the muffins and lightly toast them. Butter them and place a couple of slices of smoked salmon on each half. Top each with an egg and spoon over some Hollandaise sauce. Garnish with chopped chives.
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Alternatively, you can use ciabatta instead of muffins and dill instead of chives (it goes well with salmon).
Reviews of Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon & Chives
July 20 2014
Oh man, nothing starts a day off better than Eggs Benedict. The hollandaise was perfect! I first tried the easier blender method that another reviewer recommended but it did not work for texture or taste. Stick to the recipe - it works!
Verushka (4 reviews)
March 26 2014
Made this for Father's Day and it was absolutely perfect! Used pre-made english muffins and ham instead of smoked salmon. I've never made hollandaise sauce before, and it turned out great! 3 to 4 min is about right on the egg cooking if you want that yolk to run but have a firm white.
jennifer (2 reviews)
April 13 2013
There's a blender Hollandaise sauce recipe that is super delicious and super easy. It's genius really. You place the egg yolks, lemon zest and juice, salt, and any optional herbs in a blender, then you whir it up for a minute, then you drizzle in the hot melted butter while the blender is running. Voila! Awesomely easy Hollandaise!
judyM (2 reviews)
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