Charleston Eggs Benedict with Fresh Crabmeat, Asparagus and Broiled Tomato with Asiago Cheese
Temps de cuisson: 20 minutes Portions: 6
Organic whole wheat English Muffins, split and toasted lightly
medium Organic eggs, poached
fresh lump crabmeat (may substitute with canned if needed)
fresh Organic asparagus spears
ripe but firm Organic tomatoes, split
fresh herbs of choice - oregano. parsley, thyme, basil
Organic Asiago cheese, grated finely
Organic salted Butter
Hollandaise sauce (homemade or use Knorr package mix)
fresh Organic lemon juice, divided
Mix your selection of chopped fresh herbs with bread crumbs. You can do this and store in freeyer to have on hand for other recipes; it's a great way to make your own and use up the end pieces of good farm-type breads.
Place Organic tomato halves on a broiler pan and place a thin pat of Organic salted butter on each half. Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder. Top with seasoned breadcrumbs and then add a generous sprinkle of the grated Organic Asiago cheese. Broil approximately 5 minutes or less at least 6-8 inches below the broiler heat to ensure cooking but not to burn the cheese and bread crumb topping.
Place two toasted English muffin halves on warm plate and spread about a teaspoon if the Hollandaise sauce on each half. Top each with the warmed crab meat and a poached egg. Place one tomato half on the plate and arrange two asparagus spears attractively among the eggs and the tomato. Spoon about 1-2 Tablespoons Hollandaise sauce over the eggs and asparagus. Sprinkle plate with dried parsley flakes or garnish with fresh Organic herbs.
Make Hollandaise sauce and keep warm in a double boiler over simmering hot water. If using a Knorr package make with half and half cream and add 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice when sauce is thickened.
Poach 12 eggs and keep warm in shallow bowl with warm water.
Steam in a steamer basket the fresh Organic asparagus spears until crisp-tender; immediately plunge in cold water to retain fresh green color and to stop the cooking.
Warm the lump crabmeat in a small, non-stick pan gently folding to preserve the lumps of meat. Toss with a teaspoon of fresh Organic lemon juice.