Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict

« Despite the absence of the traditional hollandaise sauce, this smoked salmon eggs benedict is really, really good. »


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 4 ounces sliced smoked salmon
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 small fresh dill sprigs


Prep : 10  m   Cook : 10  m   Ready In : 20  m


  1. Stir butter, dill, lemon zest, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a bowl until combined. Set aside.
  2. Fill a large saucepan with 2 to 3 inches of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, pour in vinegar and a pinch of salt. Crack an egg into a bowl then gently slip the egg into the water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Poach eggs until whites are firm and yolks have thickened but are not hard, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon, dab on a kitchen towel to remove excess water, then transfer to a warm plate.
  3. Generously spread each English muffin half with dill butter. Top with a layer of smoked salmon, then 1 poached egg. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to taste. Garnish with a dill sprig and serve.
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