It’s amazing how much my tastes have changed since childhood, and even over the last 8 years. Classified as a “picky eater”, whether it was because I actually did not like certain foods or because I just decided that I did not like them, there were many things that I would not touch. Mushrooms, watermelon, tomatoes and even rice were all on that list. Two other things that I would not have considered eating were eggs benedict (because of the hollandaise sauce) and smoked salmon (I just thought it sounded gross…boy was I wrong!).
Thank goodness I am over that! There is a world of food out there to discover. Giving food a fair chance and re-trying foods in different ways at different times throughout your whole life can really expand your palate and eating enjoyment. (For those of you who know me and my aversion to chicken…I get the irony here…)
This recipe combines many delicious flavours and foods into one amazing breakfast – it’s sure to fill you up and leave you satisfied. You can use any waffle you’d like (homemade or store bought) as a base for this recipe. Then top with a poached egg, surrounded with smoked salmon (lox), red onions and capers and pour some hollandaise sauce on top.
Inspired by a recipe from Get Cracking, this recipe uses a healthier version of hollandaise sauce. Combining an egg yolk with Greek yogurt, lemon juice and Dijon mustard, this simple recipe is a great alternative to the traditionally caloric sauce. And in case you are skeptical about the flavour, it really does taste great and has a creamy mouth feel.
Note that lox is very high in sodium. If that is a concern for you, you can substitute it out for almost anything – spinach, shrimp, crab meat or even just remove the lox altogether.
When you’re enjoying something this savoury, there’s no better drink to wash it down with than a cold glass of milk. It just cleanses the palate nicely so you can enjoy each and every bite of the dish. Serve with a side salad for a more complete meal and you’ll have an unconventional, but delicious breakfast or brunch!