Friday, June 29, 2012

Salmon Benedict by Denise M.

Salmon Benedict is a variation of the Eggs Benedict dish which originated in the US.  According to www.foodreference.com, there are two stories of the origin of this dish.  One is when honeymooners, Mr. and Mrs. Benedict, requested a new dish for breakfast at Delmonico's Restaurant in New York of which they are loyal patrons.  After discussing what they want to the maitre d' hotel, they came up with this dish.  The other story is about a certain Samuel Benedict requesting a dish that would cure his hangover.  Maitre d' hotel Oscar came up  with this dish.  From then on, it became famous and variations were made by people to enjoy this dish.

A former student of mine shared a photo in her wall at FB and I asked her if she could share with me the recipe of Salmon Benedict.  Here is her email:

from top to bottom:
1. chopped chives, for garnish
2. hollandaise sauce... i use a mix and i just add milk and butter to it then heat it up... knorr or mccormick, that's my secret! I know it sounds like cheating, but the easier to make it & the lesser ingredients needed, the more I would enjoy making it! If that's not available in Australia there's a good hollandaise sauce recipe from cooks.com http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1655,128183-251198,00.html
3. poached eggs... i learned how to poach eggs through youtube! you'll need water (obviously, haha) and rice wine vinegar to do it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtZ14xEbgzg&feature=youtube_gdata_player
4. pre packaged smoked salmon... or you can also use deli ham or spinach as a vegetarian option... ive seen restaurants use steak too!
5. toasted bread... i usually use an english muffin for this recipe but we ran out that day that's why i used a loaf bread.

to assemble it...
1. make the hollandaise sauce, set aside
2. toast the bread then place the salmon on the bread
3. poach the egg then place it on top of the salmon
4. put the hollandaise sauce and garnish!

i hope i made it sound simple for you... i like making it coz its so easy! let me know how it turns out for u! goodluck! :)

Remove from heat and beat with a whisk until light. Stir in cayenne pepper, paprika and freshly chopped parsley, if desired.

A comment or two will be appreciated...



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