Smoked salmon, poached eggs and buttered muffins

Smoked salmon, poached eggs and buttered muffins

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From
Nathan Outlaw's Home Kitchen
Serves
4
Photographer
David Loftus

This is our family’s special occasion breakfast. It’s always on the table at Christmas, New Year, Father’s or Mother’s Day and everyone’s birthday. It is only special if you use the best eggs and finest smoked salmon. My fishmonger supplies salmon that is perfectly smoked so that the flavour of the fish comes through. And I buy local free-range eggs that I know are very fresh.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g smoked salmon, sliced
60g full-fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon chopped chives
A generous squeeze lemon juice
4 medium free-range eggs
50ml white wine vinegar
60g unsalted butter, softened
2 english muffins
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Take the smoked salmon out of the fridge to bring it to room temperature.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and chives and season with a little black pepper and lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. Heat your grill ready to toast the muffins.
  4. Bring a large pan of water to a simmer and add a pinch of salt and the wine vinegar. Crack the eggs into individual cups or ramekins. Make sure the water is simmering, not boiling, and carefully add the eggs quickly, one by one. Poach at a steady simmer for 4–5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, split the muffins, place them on a grill tray and toast on both sides until golden. Place some kitchen paper on a large plate, ready to drain the eggs.
  6. Butter the toasted muffins and spread with some of the cream cheese mix. Carefully lift the eggs from the water and drain them on the kitchen paper. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Place the muffin halves on warmed plates and arrange the smoked salmon slices on them. Top each with a poached egg and finish with a few turns of black pepper. Serve immediately.
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