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Recipe! Eggs Benedict

Tuesday, April 16, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tanya Sharkey, Perfectly Flawed
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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.

 

Anyway, 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.

 

I'd 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:

Cut baguette into slices

Lay on cookie sheet

Brush with olive oil

Toast in oven. 

 

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 and sustainably.

 

Salute!

 

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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