Eggs benedict with smoked salmon

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 ounces Smoked salmon; very thinly sliced
4 \N Eggs
1 tablespoon Vinegar
2 \N Whole English muffins; halved
\N \N Butter to lightly coat muffins
8 tablespoons Unsalted butter
2 teaspoons Lime juice
1 teaspoon White vinegar
3 \N Egg yolks; room temperature
\N \N Salt and white pepper to taste


1) Lightly toast and butter English muffins and hold warm. 2) Prepare sauce by; melting the butter and hold to the side. In a medium sauce pan over medium/low heat whisk together lime juice, vinegar, egg yolks until it begins to thicken, gradually add butter while constantly whisking. Continue until thick. Season with salt and pepper and hold warm. 3) Bring a large sauce pan of water to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the water.

Reduce heat so that the water is at a soft boil. Have eggs broken ahead of time. gently roll eggs into the water. Stir th water around the eggs to keep the shape. coo k for 3-4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon. 4) Place ¼ of the thinly sliced salmon on each the muffin, top with an egg, then cover with sauce. 5) Serve immediately.

Suggested Wine: Champagne Mimosas with a splash of cranberry juice NOTES : Try adding ¼ -½ teaspoon fresh chopped dill, or for a kick add chili powder or cayenne pepper to the sauce just before topping the eggs.

The sauce is best prepared with a double boiler method to avoid over cooking or scorching.

Recipe by: Red Lobster

Posted to recipelu-digest by "Valerie Whittle" <catspaw@...> on Feb 7, 1998

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