Start the weekend right with this indulgent Eggs Benedict with salmon and rocket, and you’ll never want to go out for breakfast again.


  • 12 pieces of bread of choice

  • Butter, for bread

  • 12 slices smoked salmon or trout

  • 4 cups of rocket

  • 12 eggs, free range or organic

  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

  • 1 tsp vinegar, for poaching

  • 1L filtered water, for poaching

  • Hollandaise 

  • 4 egg yolks, free range or organic

  • 2 Tbsp vinegar 

  • 1 tsp fresh tarragon, finely chopped *optional

  • 1 cup organic or grass-fed butter, melted

  • Squeeze of lemon juice


  • 1.

    To make the hollandaise: Place on a saucepan with water half filled and bring it to the boil.

  • 2.

    Turn off the heat

  • 3.

    Place your egg yolks, tarragon and vinegar into a glass mixing bowl and place on top of the saucepan

  • 4.

    Start whisking fast!

  • 5.

    Slowly, slowly add in your melted butter, whilst still whisking fast

  • 6.

    Add the butter in a thin stream until it is all used

  • 7.

    Season with some salt and pepper and a touch of lemon juice if not acidic enough

  • 8.

    To poach the eggs: bring your water to boil vinegar – this helps the eggs hold their shape when you poach them

  • 9.

    When your water boils, drop your eggs in carefully (crack them all into a bowl first, so they cook at the same time), and turn the water temperature down to a simmer, cook until they are how you like them (soft or hard)

  • 10.

    Toast your bread while the eggs are cooking

  • 11.

    Butter your toast and arrange on plates

  • 12.

    Place rocket leaves on the toast

  • 13.

    Lay smoked salmon on the rocket leaves

  • 14.

    Place your eggs on top of the rocket

  • 15.

    Spoon some of your hollandaise over the eggs

  • 16.

    Finish of with some sea and pepper

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Posted by Report
I tried to order eggs benedict with smoked salmon for breakfast at a 3 star Michelin restaurant in London. I was practically laughed at because it is eggs royale (sans rocket) that has smoked salmon. Surely Peter knows the difference... Or not.... Alkalising lemon water removes the effect of both the acidic lemon and the alkalinity of the alkalising agent yet Pete promotes this too.... Basic year 7science Pete. epic fail on both counts huh....MORON
Posted by Report
Had it heaps of times - love it !!, good one Pete. John (Sydney).
Posted by avyleeReport
Going to be busy in the kitchen tomorrow morning mmmmmmmm
Posted by puppetReport
trying eggs benedict first time love eggs salmon + hollandaise. go christmas
Posted by Chris14Report
For xmas morning for the ultimate luxury shave some truffles over the hollandaise
Posted by hungry girlReport
great recipe ... will try tonight ...
Posted by Report
Sorry, it is incorrect to call it Eggs Benedict with salmon. Eggs Benedict has ham or bacon. The one with salmon is Eggs Royale. With spinach it's Eggs Florentine.
Posted by Charlie15Report
Hello!! This sounds just wonderful. I love eggs benedict.
I'll have to pare this back for one, but will definately give it a try.
Posted by C-25Report
Looks And Hopefully Tastes Really Nice
Posted by maddycookReport
excellent - great for christmas morning