Recipe! Eggs Benedict
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Posted by: Tanya Sharkey, Perfectly Flawed
One of my goals is always to cook more at home, with fresh
ingredients, using what's on hand with less waste. I love to cook, I
love cookbooks, and I work on making it a priority. One special
weekend a family friend was visiting so we made a yummy
Grilled Salmon and Fennel Salad with Meyer Lemon
Dressing from my new cookbook, Big Sur Bakery Cookbook.
I was so excited to make this at home. My husband and I had spent a few days in Big Sur in 2011 and fell in love with the Bakery. Though all the food we had in
our nine-day trip to Northern California was amazing, my absolute favorite meal was
the simple salad of fennel, greens, herbs and Meyer lemon dressing at the Bakery! So I've been itching to get the cookbook.
we had plenty of dressing leftover, as well as a French Baguette, some
greens and a hunk of ham in the freezer so I whipped up a beautiful new
recipe for Eggs Benedict on Monday morning.
never poached an egg before. So I got online and had that
figured out in under five minutes. I have to say I was very pleased
with my first try at poaching.
Anyway, the Benedict went like this:
baguette into slices
Lay on cookie sheet
Brush with olive oil
We plated four slices per plate as the base of our Benedict.
Then we placed the ham, which had been previously cut into thick slices
and heated in a skillet, on top of baguette slices and then a dollop of
salad greens. Next came the poached egg, a drizzle of Meyer lemon
dressing and some chopped fennel tops to garnish.
It was a total crowd-pleaser. Hope you enjoy!
On a cookbook note, I'm also enjoying Jamie Oliver's At Home
Cookbook. It's about his garden and the recipes inspired from the
beautiful bounty that grows there. Very inspiring to eat healthy, fresh
Tanya Sharkey is author of Perfectly Flawed Woman, a blog about food, travel, photography and eco-friendly living. Or, as she puts it: "Tanya. un-schooling mama. wife. photographer. friend.
lover of life. animal defender. reader. traveler. boho girl. risk-taker.
dreamer. mistake maker. flawed, but perfectly."
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