Nordic Eggs Benedict

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Win with Brunch

Take your brunch game to the next level with our Nordic Eggs Benedict. Crafted with delicate poached eggs, creamy skyr, and savory salmon, this stunning dish is sure to be a hit with anyone on your guest list. Plus, it’s rich in nutrition and flavor, so what’s not to love about this recipe? With so many flavors and colors, this is a dish that everyone is sure to fall in love with. Since this recipe is a twist on the traditional eggs benedict, we decided to incorporates Icelandic Provisions Skyr, as this adds a thick, creamy texture that’s less tart than Greek yogurt, and more flavorful than other dairy alternatives. Icelandic Provisions use authentic Heirloom Skyr Cultures that have been treasured and preserved in Iceland for hundreds of years, where their distinct flavor comes from. Icelandic Provisions is the only authentic Icelandic Skyr in the U.S., so go ahead and try it out for yourself! You can eat it on it’s own, or incorporate it into some recipes such as our Sparkling Apple Cider Mocktail, Pumpkin Overnight Oats,  and  Vanilla Cupcakes. But, however you choose to consume it, Skyr is a food product that you don’t want to miss out on!

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A Note on Poaching Eggs

When cooked incorrectly, poached eggs often have stringy white parts which don’t appear (or taste!) appetizing. So, here’s a trick that will come in handy: gently crack your egg in a small sieve strainer, and tap it so the watery egg white falls through the mesh. Once it is strained, the egg will be ready for poaching. Another trick is to add 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar as it doesn’t leave a taste and it helps prevent the stringy egg whites. The best quality poached eggs are with fresh eggs as the egg white will be at its thickest and produce a good shape.

 

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Nutrient Booster: Eggs

When it comes to dietary protein, eggs are the go-to for inexpensive, high-quality protein. In fact, the egg white is where more than half the protein is found, while also being rich in selenium, vitamin D, B6, B7 (biotin), B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron, and copper. While all of these are fabulous proteins, vitamin B7, or biotin, is one that most people are interested in. Biotin is a coenzyme for carboxylase enzymes that assist various metabolic reactions important for maintenance of healthy skin and hair, and due to its availability and affordability, biotin is a popular nutritional supplement for treatment of hair loss (1). So, having a diet rich in biotin will allow for healthy hair, nails, and skin, while keeping your body healthy and glowing from the inside out! All the more reason to try out this amazing recipe. Bon apetite!

Nordic Eggs Benedict

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (5.3 ounce) container Plain Icelandic Provisions Skyr
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 3/4 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 large organic eggs
  • 2 whole grain english muffins, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 2 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1 tbsp dill

Equipment

  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Slotted Spoon
  • 4 Small Ramekins

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add Icelandic Provisions plain skyr, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, turmeric, paprika, and sea salt. Whisk together until emulsified. Set aside.

  2. Break 1 egg into a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. tip the strainer around to help separate the thin parts of the egg white from the thick part of the egg white. Tap the strainer against the side of the bowl to allow the thinner part of the egg white to fall through. The thick part of the egg white and the egg yolk will remain. Pour the egg into a ramekin and set aside. Toss the thinner egg white from the bowl. Repeat with each egg.

  3. In a medium-size saucepan, bring 4 inches of water to a boil. When the water reaches a boil, turn off the heat and slide each egg, one at a time into the water. Let them cook until egg whites are slightly firm about 2-3 minutes. Egg yolk will be runny.

  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs. Place them on a clean plate and set aside.

Assembly

  1. Toast the English muffins.

  2. Place the spinach, a tomato slice, 1/4 of the smoked salmon and a poached egg on one half of the English muffin.

  3. Pour 1/4 of the skyr mixture over each egg, and sprinkle some dill on top before serving.

  4. Repeat the process for the other three halves English muffins, and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*The best quality poached eggs are with fresh eggs as the egg white will be at its thickest and produce a good shape.

*For best results poach two eggs at a time.

Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 1 English muffin Calories: 330 calories, Fat: 12.5 grams, Saturated fat: 4 grams, Carbohydrates: 30 grams, Sugar: 7.5 grams, Sodium: 540 milligrams,Fiber: 6 grams, Protein: 25 grams, Cholesterol: 380 milligrams

*Disclosure: Triad to Wellness is a nutrition consultant for Icelandic Provisions. 
We were not compensated for this post--all opinions are our own.
(1) Trueb, R. Serum Biotin Levels in Women Complaining of Hair Loss. International Journal of Trichology. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4989391/

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