Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict Recipe

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Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Vickie Parks


There are so many great recipes for Eggs Benedict. Classic Eggs Benedict was created in 1894 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. It has been a breakfast favorite for well over a century. And this New York favorite uses smoked salmon for those whose diets don't allow pork or salty cured meats. It makes a great brunch dish or an impressive breakfast dish when you have a special occasion to celebrate.

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15 Min


10 Min


Stove Top


english muffins, split and toasted
4 slices
smoked salmon
avocado - peeled, cored and sliced thin
1 to 2 Tbsp
fresh chives, chopped (optional garnish)


4 large
2 tsp
white vinegar
water (enough to fill small saucepan about 2/3 full)


3 large
egg yolks
1 1/2 Tbsp
fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 pinch
cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 tsp
1 c
unsalted butter, melted

Directions Step-By-Step

First, make the Hollandaise sauce. Combine egg yolks, lemon juice, cayenne and salt in a blender until pale yellow in color, about 30 to 60 seconds. With the blender still running, add the butter in a slow stream until emulsified and forms a smooth and slightly thick sauce. Set aside until ready to assemble the Eggs Benedict.
Next, poach the eggs. Bring a large pan of water to a boil and add the vinegar. Lower the heat so that the water is at a gentle simmer (not a hard, rolling boil). Crack eggs into small ramekins or measuring cups, if desired, being sure to not break the yolk. Stir the water so you have a slight whirlpool, then slide eggs into the simmering water, one by one. Cook each egg for about 4 minutes, then with a slotted spoon lift eggs out of the pan and let excess water drain back into pan; set eggs aside until all are poached.
Last, assemble the Eggs Benedict. Place a slice of smoked salmon on each toasted English Muffin half. Top with a few slices of avocado, then place a poached egg over avocado slices. Drizzle Hollandaise Sauce over each egg. Garnish with fresh chopped chives, if desired. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy