Despite the absence of the traditional hollandaise sauce, this smoked salmon eggs benedict is really, really good.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir butter, dill, lemon zest, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a bowl until combined. Set aside.

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  • Fill a large saucepan with 2 to 3 inches of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, pour in vinegar and a pinch of salt. Crack an egg into a bowl then gently slip the egg into the water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Poach eggs until whites are firm and yolks have thickened but are not hard, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon, dab on a kitchen towel to remove excess water, then transfer to a warm plate.

  • Generously spread each English muffin half with dill butter. Top with a layer of smoked salmon, then 1 poached egg. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to taste. Garnish with a dill sprig and serve.

Nutrition Facts

527.6 calories; protein 26.3g 53% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; fat 35.3g 54% DV; cholesterol 399.6mg 133% DV; sodium 1297.7mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2015
Tried this recipe once, not changing anything. It was good, but missing something. Just made it again, this time making an pseudo Benedict sauce for it. It made it great! 2 Tbsp mayo, 1 tsp grain mustard, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp warm water, and a dash of cayenne. Pour a bit on top. Mmmm! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2014
I love the combination of smoked salmon and dill and for their part, they did not disappoint. If I were to compare this to other “non-traditional” Eggs Benedict, it’s terrible and only worthy of one star. The reality is, it’s just an egg on buttered toast and there is no comparison to a true Benedict style dish. Non-traditional or not, to be classified as a Benedict it must include a sauce of some sort. I thought the seasoned butter spread would be enough to compensate for omitting the sauce, but I was wrong. Again, it’s just buttered toast. After several bites, hubby and I had enough. I quickly whipped up some Hollandaise sauce and turned this into a proper Eggs Benedict. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2015
Tried this recipe once, not changing anything. It was good, but missing something. Just made it again, this time making an pseudo Benedict sauce for it. It made it great! 2 Tbsp mayo, 1 tsp grain mustard, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp warm water, and a dash of cayenne. Pour a bit on top. Mmmm! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2014
I love the combination of smoked salmon and dill and for their part, they did not disappoint. If I were to compare this to other “non-traditional” Eggs Benedict, it’s terrible and only worthy of one star. The reality is, it’s just an egg on buttered toast and there is no comparison to a true Benedict style dish. Non-traditional or not, to be classified as a Benedict it must include a sauce of some sort. I thought the seasoned butter spread would be enough to compensate for omitting the sauce, but I was wrong. Again, it’s just buttered toast. After several bites, hubby and I had enough. I quickly whipped up some Hollandaise sauce and turned this into a proper Eggs Benedict. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
Sublime! This was a hit with my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2013
How to win friends and influence people...make this dish and you'll actually do just that! Amazing flavors and so simple to make. My husband couldn't get enough had to make a second batch. DELICIOUS!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2013
Delicious! Will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
Wow...I can't believe this has so few ratings. It was great. I have to say I had never had poached eggs or smoked salmon before this recipe. I loved it! The kids loved it. The husband loved it. It also took about 10 minutes total to make which was awesome. Try to find a 10 minute meal as good as this. I have a feeling this might become a regular and we're not the kind of family that has a rotation of meals. I need to work on my poaching technique but I imagine that will improve with time. Don't be afraid of it because even ugly eggs taste good. Add a nice vegetable to the side and you've got dinner. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2014
I must admit that this is a great alternative to healthier eating. I did miss the hollandaise I'm afraid it's a mouth-feel thing but I really did love this recipe. I added a baked tomato and more lemon juice to the gooey egg yolk. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2017
I made this for my Hubby to start the day celebrating our 13th Anniversary! I made it as is and it was so delicious! I served a little dollop of Tzatziki sauce on the side - Yummmmazing! Thank you Chef John! Will be making this more often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2013
Was a great use of last night's leftover grilled salmon! I was quite pleased with this breakfast and will definitely keep in mind for a quick dinner as well. Read More
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