Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict


Mother’s Day is this Sunday and we all know moms love brunch. So why not make her a tasty dish that will pair well with a beer. That’s right, beer is good at brunch too. Then again, what isn’t beer good with? We’ve whipped a tasty classic with a seafood twist too it. Smoked salmon and the lemony Hollandaise sauce add delicious flavor. Pair this with a Narragansett Summer Ale and you’ll have a winning combo. Enjoy and have a Happy Mother’s Day.

3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon prepared Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 dash hot pepper sauce
8 eggs
8 slices rye bread
8 ounces smoked salmon, cut into thin slices
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
1 teaspoon capers, for garnish

To make the sauce: In the top of a double boiler, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, egg yolks, mustard, salt, sugar, pepper and hot sauce. Cook over simmering water while stirring constantly, for 6 to 8 minutes, or until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.

In a large stock pot heat 2 quarts of salted water to a boil. Carefully break the eggs one at a time into the boiling water. When all the eggs have been added, reduce the heat to medium. When the eggs float to the top, remove them with a slotted spoon and let drain briefly.

To assemble final dish: Toast bread slices and place on warm plates. Top each piece of toast with a slice of smoked salmon and a hot poached egg. Drizzle with sauce; garnish with parsley and capers.