Recipe: Healthy Salmon Benedict

Salmon Benedict is one of my favorite brunch dishes.  Salty smoked salmon with a runny egg yolk and a rich hollandaise sauce just makes my mouth water.  I sometimes treat myself to this dish when I am out for brunch, but I also enjoy making a healthier version at home.

I haven’t found a healthy hollandaise recipe that doesn’t involve some form of dairy, margarine, or processed food so I just leave it out.  To be honest, as delicious as hollandaise is, the rest of the dish truly shines without it.  I use gluten-free bread instead of an english muffin, organic free range local eggs, wild Alaskan smoked salmon, a slice of tomato, and voila, brunch is served.  The gluten-free bread has a sweet nuttiness to it that really pairs well with the saltiness of the salmon.  This is a great go to dish for any meal, not only brunch.  It is truly comforting and delicious.

Poached Eggs
Healthy Salmon Benedict

Ingredients:
4 slices gluten-free bread (or your favorite multigrain bread)
4 eggs
4 slices of tomato
4 ounces smoked salmon
1 tablespoon chopped scallions/parsley/chives for garnish
Salt & pepper
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Directions:
Fill a saucepan with one inch of water and bring to a gentle/medium boil.  Add salt, and vinegar (the vinegar will help the whites of the eggs stick together and congeal).  Crack 1 egg into a small ramekin, ladle, or tiny bowl and then gently ease it into the water. Repeat with the next 3 eggs.  Turn off the heat, cover, and poach for 5 minutes.  Remove each egg with a slotted spoon.  Stack 1 slice of tomato, 1 slice of smoked salmon, and one egg on a slice of gluten-free bread.  Add salt and pepper if desired and garnish with parsley, chives, or scallions.  Serve and Enjoy.

Serves 2

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5 Responses to Recipe: Healthy Salmon Benedict

  1. Andy says:

    Why are runny eggs so delicious????

  2. Charlie says:

    Hi!

    You might want to check out this website.

    http://gettingawaywithveganism.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/benny-and-flo-do-brunch/

    Have a Joyful Day :~D
    Charlie

  3. Tiffany says:

    Salmon benedict? YUM! Excellent idea. I love eggs benedict and I love smoked salmon, so you have created a masterpiece, as far as I am concerned!

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