Smoked gravlax benedict 

Urban Egg

click to enlarge Urban Egg's smoked gravlax benedict. - CASEY BRADLEY GENT
  • Casey Bradley Gent
  • Urban Egg's smoked gravlax benedict.


1 lemon
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 oz. chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
½ oz. salt
2 oz. heavy cream
2 pieces of French baguette, cut on bias, about 5 inches each
4 eggs, poached
8 oz. smoked cured salmon (cure and smoke the day before serving or buy at Whole Foods)
2 oz. capers, for garnish
Radishes, cut into slivers, for garnish

For hollandaise:
1/4 c. egg yolks, 
about 6 eggs’ worth
1 c. clarified butter
Warm water, as necessary
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Pinch salt
Juice of 1 lemon 
(about 2 tbsp.)

For Parmesan crisp:
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
Pinch salt
Pinch white pepper


For hollandaise:
Place yolks in the top half of a double boiler over medium-high heat. Temper until creamy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Slowly add clarified butter 1/4 cup at a time, stirring constantly to emulsify. Add warm water if it becomes too thick — sauce should be just thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Add cayenne pepper, salt and lemon juice, then serve. Makes more than needed for recipe, use excess within 4 hours.

For Parmesan crisp:
Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients and spread thin on griddle. Cook until crispy, turning halfway through, about 1 minute per side. Rest on paper towel to dry.

To assemble:
Juice and zest the lemon. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, dill, salt, heavy cream, lemon zest and juice, and whip until light and fluffy. Toast the baguette on both sides until golden brown. Divide the cream cheese mixture evenly between two toasted baguettes. Place the poached eggs on the toast, then set the salmon in between the eggs. Garnish with fresh hollandaise, capers, radish slivers, Parmesan crisp and dill.

Makes 2 servings.
Location Details Urban Egg, A Daytime Eatery - Nevada Ave.
5262 N. Nevada Ave., #100
Colorado Springs, CO
Location Details Urban Egg, A Daytime Eatery - Tejon St.
28 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
Weekdays, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; weekends, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Diner/comfort food
Location Details Urban Egg
5925 Dublin Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Mon - Fri 7am - 2pm, Sat - Sun 7am - 2:30pm


This is my twist on a traditional gravlax and a very popular dish at Urban Egg University Village. Summer, winter or fall, these flavors are well balanced and a wonderful way to start your morning.

— Submitted by Urban Egg chef Justin Castor


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