How to make it

  • Make Chef John's Perfect Hollandaise Sauce. Reserve and keep warm.
  • Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Drop the two English muffins into the toaster. When they pop up put them on the warm plate and arrange a quantity of the smoked salmon on top of them.
  • When water comes to a boil, stir in the salt and vinegar. Reduce heat to a low simmer.
  • Crack the eggs into a small shallow bowl and gently lower into the simmering water, one at a time (fresh eggs hold together better). Allow the first egg to set for 5-10 seconds before adding the second so they don’t stick together. Gently nudge them both near the bottom with a spatula to make sure that they are not sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook eggs for approximately two minutes or until they float to the top. Use your best judgment as to when they are done. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs one at a time, roll the spoon over a paper towel to remove excess water, and set eggs smooth side up on top of the smoked salmon/muffins. Spoon a generous dollop of Hollandaise over each egg and garnish with capers and a sprinkle of paprika.
  • For making larger batches of eggs, remove eggs to a pan of cold water as they get done to stop them from cooking further, then warm for 1 minute in simmering water to re-heat to serving temperature.
  • A big thank you to Foodwishes website ( for the best (and easy) homemade Hollandaise sauce!

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    " It was excellent "
    tanwiratchada ate it and said...
    I love smoke salmon, sounds delicious and I love the recipe. I wanna try some soon.! Another 5.
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  • ninalaurence 11 years ago
    I have a friend who would love this!
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadc ate it and said...
    I love egg benedict this is a nice touch with the smoked salmon. Thanx
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  • inmaculada 13 years ago
    What a nice recipe! I use to always have smoked salmon in the fridge. Love hollandaise sauce, so next step is... this recipe.
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  • harmonyk 14 years ago
    This sounds fantastic. I'm going to ask my Norwegian friend to try this out, hehe :-) (Seeing as he eats enough salmon already)
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  • sweetwords 14 years ago
    Love Eggs Benedict recipes. Thanks for this one!
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  • pp 14 years ago
    Beautiful. Extra points for using organic eggs.

    Nice picture as well!

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