Smoked Turkey Benedict

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Boneless Breast



3 each rosemary sprigs

2 each thyme sprigs

4 tbsp kosher salt

2 tbsp white pepper

1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce

1/2 c water to moisten

4 c alder chips or pellets

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/4 tsp shallots, minced

Pinch kosher salt

3 each egg yolks

1 tbsp water

9 oz clarified butter

1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice

48 large eggs

24 each English muffin, split

As needed finely chopped red and green sweet bell peppers


Smoking Turkey Breast

Rinse turkey breast and pat dry.

Rub rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper between the skin and the flesh. Rub flesh with Tabasco sauce.

Place in a 2-inch perforated hotel pan.

Moisten chips and put in two piles in a 4-inch hotel pan.

Heat over two burners, medium low fire, positioning the chips.

Place 2-inch perforated pan in a larger pan, covering with aluminum foil.

Smoke for approximately 1 hour.

Remove foil and transfer to preheated 325 degree F oven.

Roast until internal temperature reads 170 degrees F.

Cool and slice thin.

Hollandaise Sauce

Combine 2 tablespoons water, vinegar, shallots and salt.

Reduce by 2/3, strain and cool.

Combine the 3 egg yolks and water, add to the reduction.

Whisking constantly, very slowly add butter and cook over a double broiler until thick and foamy. Whisk in lemon juice.

Season to taste. Strain.

Preparation and Service

For each portion: poach two eggs.

Toast 1 English muffin and layer each half with 2 ounces of sliced smoked turkey, topped with one egg each. Ladle 1-1/2 ounces of Hollandaise sauce over each egg.

Garnish with chopped peppers.

Serve with breakfast potatoes and sliced fruit.

Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 540

Calories from Fat 260

Total Fat 29 g

% Daily Total Fat 45

Saturated Fat 11 g

% Daily Saturated Fat 55

Cholesterol 560 g

% Daily Cholesterol 187

Sodium 1310 mg

% Daily Sodium 55

Total Carbohydrates 17 g

% Daily Total Carbohydrates 6

Dietary Fiber 2 g

% Daily Dietary Fiber 8

Sugars 2 g

Protein 51 g

% Daily Protein 15

% Daily Vitamin C 0

% Daily Calcium 20

% Daily Iron 25