Seafood Eggs Benedict Recipe

May 6, 2011 9:38 am

Perfect for breakfast in bed

Once you've mastered a basic hollandaise sauce you can create endless versions of this breakfast favorite. This one is for you seafood lovers and is a perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day this weekend.

Photo: <a href="">mhaithaca</a> on Flickr
Photo: mhaithaca on Flickr
Servings: 6 servings


12 eggs
1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar
12 slices ciabatta bread, or 6 cut in half if they are large
unsalted butter, for spreading
6 tablespoons cream cheese
12 spears asparagus, cut in half and steamed until fork tender
1/2 lemon, zested
1 1/2 cups jumbo lump crabmeat, picked and divided into 12 portions
12 slices smoked salmon
12 large shrimp, cooked, completed peeled and deviened
, to taste
12 sprigs dill, about 2- inches long
1 recipe hollandaise sauce
  1. In a large pot of boiling water add the vinegar. Turn the heat down to a low simmer. Crack the eggs one at a time, into a small bowl and add them one at a time very gently into the simmering water. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the egg is completely coagulated and the yolk looks slightly opaque. Remove from the water.
  2. Meanwhile, butter the ciabatta on both sides and place in a pan or a on a griddle to lightly toast.
  3. Top each piece the with a smear of cream cheese. Top each with 2 pieces of asparagus. Top the asparagus with a scoop of crabmeat and a piece of smoked salmon.  Place the poached egg on top.
  4. Top each egg with a shrimp and drizzle with the hollandaise. Season with the salt and pepper. Garnish with the dill and the lemon zest.
Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes
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