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Saturday, June 30 2012

We updated this classic egg dish by adding basil pesto, spinach, tomatoes, and roasted red peppers.


Killer Tomato Benedict
Recipe from 
Servings: Makes 4 (or 8) servings.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
     Tbsp.  lemon juice
      Dash  kosher salt
        Classic Cup Cafe Hollandaise Sauce (see recipe center)
       English muffins, split
    1/4  cup  purchased basil pesto
     cups  loosely packed baby spinach leaves
     large  tomatoes, thickly sliced and sprinkled with salt and ground black pepper (8 slices total)
    1/2  cup  bottled roasted red sweet peppers, well drained and cut into thin, bite-size strips
For poached eggs: Lightly grease a 12-inch skillet. Half fill the skillet with water; add lemon juice and dash salt. Bring water to boiling; reduce heat to simmer (bubbles should begin to break the surface of the water). Break one of the eggs into a 1-cup measuring cup with a handle. Holding the lip of the cup as close to the water as possible, carefully slide egg into simmering water, taking care to not break the egg. Repeat with remaining eggs, allowing each egg an equal amount of space.
Simmer eggs, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until the whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place them in a large pan of warm water to keep them warm.
Prepare the Classic Cup Cafe Hollandaise Sauce. If you like, place the hollandaise sauce in a glass measuring cup and place the measuring cup in a pan of gently simmering water to keep warm until ready to serve.
Meanwhile, place English muffin halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat about 2 minutes or until toasted. Remove from oven. Evenly spread pesto over muffin halves.
To serve, place spinach leaves on top of each pesto-topped muffin half. Top with a tomato slice and a well-drained poached egg. Top eggs with roasted sweet pepper strips. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the hollandaise sauce over each egg. Makes 4 (or 8) servings.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 830, Total Fat 67 g, Saturated Fat 35 g, Monounsaturated Fat 17 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 707 mg, Sodium 1203 mg, Carbohydrate 37 g, Total Sugar 7 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 23 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 128%, Calcium 20%, Iron 28%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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