Smoked Trout Eggs Benedict

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood


  • 3 English muffins toasted
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional
  • 3/4 cup butter unsalted
  • 1 lb smoked trout
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Toast English Muffins.
  • Meanwhile, fill a large saucepan with 3 inches (8 cm) water and the vinegar; bring to a simmer. Crack each egg into a custard cup or small ramekin. Working in two batches, gently slide eggs into water and cook until whites are set and yolks are runny, about 3 to 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to plate.
  • Combine egg yolks, lemon juice, 2 tsp hot water, the salt and cayenne (if using) into a food processor. Melt butter in small saucepan over high heat, swirling constantly, until hot; immediately transfer to the food processor, and mix until thick, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Place a generous portion of smoked trout on each side of the toasted english muffin. Add a poached egg on top of the trout. Top with hollandaise sauce, chives, black pepper and cayenne.
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