Burren Hot Smoked Organic Salmon, Poached Egg, Wild Garlic and Cheeky Mustard Hollandaise

TV3 Ireland AM Niall Sabongi Burren SmokehouseA quick and easy recipe for a weekend breakfast with family and friends!

Niall Sabongi from The Klaw Café in Dublin Templebar cooked this recipe on TV3's Ireland AM show on 11th May, the day the Burren Slow Food Festival 2018 kicked off where Niall showed a captivated audience what they can do with oysters.

You can watch Niall cooking the meal in the video below.


500ml milk
½ shallot studded with 4 cloves
1 bay leaf
90g Burren hot smoked Irish Organic Salmon
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 large free range eggs
Iced water
40g butter
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
Squeeze of lemon juice
Sourdough bread
80g baby spinach leaves
80g wild garlic

TV3 Poached egg with Burren Smoked Salmon Niall SabongiMethod:

Pour the milk into a large frying pan or sauté pan, add shallot and bay leaf and bring to a simmer.

Add salmon and simmer for two minutes.

Add the white wine vinegar and a pinch of salt to a small saucepan of water and bring it to a rapid boil. Whisk the water and then crack an egg into the centre of the water and cook for three minutes.

Remove and place straight into iced water, then repeat with the second egg.

Strain the milk.

Place the salmon in a low oven or under grill to warm through.

Melt 30g of the butter in the pan then add the flour and cook out for 2 minutes. Pour in the reserved milk a little at a time, whisking as it’s added to remove any lumps. Cook for 3-4 minutes until you have a smooth shiny sauce.

Add the mustard and check the seasoning and texture. Add a little more milk if necessary to make it thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Add a squeeze of lemon juice.

Slice and butter the sourdough, toast on warm pan.

Heat a frying pan until hot, add the last of the butter, wild garlic and spinach and cook until wilted down and hot through. Drain on kitchen paper then place onto the sourdough bread.

Drop the poached egg back into the pan of simmering water for 20-30 seconds to heat through.

Place the warmed salmon on top of the spinach and wild garlic followed by the poached egg, then finish with the mustard sauce over the top.

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