Eggs Benedict for Two - With Smoked Salmon

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“I absolutely adore poached eggs on toast so for me Eggs Benedict is really something to enjoy. If you have a toaster that will accommodate split muffins, feel free to toast them in that instead of under the grill. As I don't eat ham / prosciutto, I make my Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon which also adds a lovely elegant touch in my opinion. Save this recipe for special days such as birthdays & anniversaries, better still drop hints for someone else to make it for you :wink:”

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  1. Heat the grill / broiler. Put a large pan of water to boil over a high heat. As soon as the water starts boiling, reduce heat so the water is just simmering.
  2. Poach the eggs: crack one egg into a cup and gently slip the egg into the water. Place the 3 remaining eggs into the water using the same cup method, making sure to keep the eggs away from each other. Immediately turn the heat down to it's lowest setting & time the eggs for 3 minutes.
  3. Split the muffins & toast under the grill / or in a toaster.
  4. Make the Hollandaise: Heat the butter in a small pan or in the microwave, until it is bubbling & totally liquid. Do not let the butter brown.
  5. Crack the remaining eggs into a blender, put the lid on & leave the spout / hole open. Start the blender & pour the butter through the spout / hole in a steady stream - this will thicken the eggs. Add the lemon juice & season well to your taste with freshly milled blackk pepper & salt.
  6. Place the split muffins on 2 plates ( 2 half muffins on each plate).
  7. Top the muffin halves with the smoked salmon.
  8. Drain the poached eggs & place one on each muffin half.
  9. Spoon a little hollandaise sauce over each egg & serve immediately.

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