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To kick-start a luxurious weekend, chef Peter Evans has a delicious recipe for rich and scrumptious Eggs Benedict and has the perfect Hangover Cure – his dynamite Bloody Mary.


  • 6 English Muffin's

  • Butter for muffins

  • 12 slices smoked salmon

  • 2 bunches rocket

  • 12 eggs, free range

  • Salmon caviar or roe

  • Sea salt

  • Pepper

  • Dill sprigs

  • Couple of drops of vinegar for poaching

  • 1 L water for poaching

  • Hollandaise

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 2 tbsp vinegar (tarragon or white)

  • 1 cup butter


  • 1.

    Turn your water onto boil and add a few drops of vinegar in the water – this helps the eggs hold their shape when you poach them

  • 2.

    When your water boils, drop your eggs in (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!).

  • 3.

    Toast your muffins while the eggs are cooking

  • 4.

    Butter your muffins when golden and place onto your plates.

  • 5.

    Lay smoked salmon over the muffins

  • 6.

    Place rocket leaves over the salmon.

  • 7.

    Pop your eggs on top of the rocket

  • 8.

    Spoon some of your hollandaise over the eggs.

  • 9.

    A bit of Salmon roe won’t go astray here – that whole eggs on eggs thing!

  • 10.

    Finish with a touch of sea salt & pepper and a nice sprig of dill to complement the salmon!

  • Hollandaise:

  • 1.

    Place on a saucepan with water half filled and bring it to the boil.

  • 2.

    Turn off the heat.

  • 3.

    Place your egg yolks and vinegar into a stainless mixing bowl and place on top of the saucepan.

  • 4.

    Start whisking fast.

  • 5.

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

  • 6.

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

  • 7.

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

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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