Sunday, 20 January 2013

Poached Eggs on Avocado & Tomato with Capers and Mustard "Hollandaise"




This dish of Poached Eggs on Avocado & Tomato with Capers and Mustard "Hollandaise" was pretty simple to make but I thought it looked pretty.  It would have been even prettier if I was better at cooking poached eggs.  They turned out ok but were ragged around the edges!  How do you avoid that?

I just popped some slices of tomato and avocado onto each plate – making sure to put lemon juice on the avocado so it didn’t turn brown. 

I made a little sauce – which is not a "hollandaise" but was meant to be a similar colour – I put a little mayo, hot English mustard, white pepper, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil together.  It ended up being quite – piquant – ie tangy. 

I also roughly chopped a forkful of capers.

I poached the eggs in a pan of just simmering water.  I put a dash of vinegar into it – but it didn't seem to help the eggs to hold together much.  I stirred the water just before putting the eggs in – again I don't think it made much difference.

Then when the eggs were done I popped them onto the avocado/tomato slices, spooned a little of the sauce on top and the capers.  It was fresh, healthy and even tasted great!

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51 comments:

  1. This just looks so good to me!!

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  2. Hellooo :) I would love to get a reminder about the Food on Friday link up :) Sounds fun! I love food <3

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  3. That looks lovely!

    Georgia x
    georgiabeee.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. We loved poached eggs; I'm going to try your sauce idea.

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  5. So glad your blog is back... Thanks for stopping by foodie with your recipe , so simple and delicious.

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  6. Yum! One of our fav breakfasts is poached eggs with hollandaise sauce. I poach my eggs in a deep frying pan and break them into egg rings. Helps keep the edges nice and round :)

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  7. That does look like a delightful fast and healthy meal. Love all the colors!

    Joy's Book Blog

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  8. Hi! I'm a new follower form the aloha blog hop! Looks like good!

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  9. yum like this dish new follower from aloha hop!

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  10. It does look pretty -- a nice way to dress up poached eggs and present a healthy meal. :)

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  11. OH YUM!!! The plate looks lovely and I'm a huge fan of poached eggs. Copying this recipe!

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  12. Yummy!!

    Just dropping in from the hop and glad to be visiting again:)

    PS If you get a chance drop by and join Let's Get Social Sunday and link up your blog and all your social sites to meet new friends and gain more followers:) Live right now!
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    Have an awesome day!!

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  13. I've tried using egg cups for perfect eggs, but then they seem to taste rubbery. I don't mind the jagged edge from the water. I've seen chefs trim the rough edges off so they look perfect, but then you get less white to eat. I have a poached egg dish on my post as well.

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  14. This sounds awesome - I love any kind of sauce with capers in it and avocados just rock. I'll definitely try this one.

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  15. This looks really tasty. I pinned this recipe because I'm always looking for interesting ways to eat avocado. I found you via Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Hope you stop by: http://penpaperpapd.com.

    Aloha!

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  16. I love poached eggs on English muffins. Not too long ago I made eggs Benedict for supper. Nobody complained :)

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  17. Poached eggs are my favourite weekend breakfast. These look delicious, wish I could eat avocado every day :)

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  18. Darn - I ate my last avocado this afternoon! This looks like the perfect breakfast/lunch!

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  19. I love the combination here - of egg, avocado and tomato. It's so refreshing and delicious!

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  20. I agree, very pretty. And what a lovely combination of flavors.

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  21. that is a pretty dish! From my understanding - to get those "perfect" shape eggs, you must use some form of bowl - but you are not competing for Iron Chef New Zealand - so what you do is perfect and the ombo sounds absolutely wonderful.
    Now what am i going to have for breakfast or bruch?

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  22. My dad loved poached eggs but I haven't thought of them in years! I must make these soon as I love all the ingredients you used. Caught you on Foodie Fridays! You have a great site and I"m going to follow you now!

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  23. Hopping on over from the I Love My Post!! blog hop. This recipe is perfect as I go on my low-carb diet starting tomorrow - boo hoo! Perhaps it won't be so bad with this delicious inspiration? I'm also a new Follower and would love for you to Follow me back:-) LOVD tidings, Lilly

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  24. This looks amazing Carole! I've pinned it. Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  25. This looks amazing. I'm such a fan already! Found you through Made in a Day linky party. I'm your newest follower. Hoping you pop on over and see me at www.crazythriftycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  26. Loaded with yummy goodness! I'm visiting your from the hop too. :)

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  27. Hi Carole,
    What a lovely meal, we would just love this meal. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  28. I would love to have this for breakfast today. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  29. Oh my goodness...what an incredible breakfast (or brunch) dish! Definitely a must try! Thanks so much Carole!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  30. Looks and sounds delicious!! I'll be having this tomorrow!!

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  31. This really looks yummy! Thank you. Stalking you from Thursday blog hop and I am following you now here and also the other one where you talk about blogging tips :)
    Love to stay connected!

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  32. Looks delicious! Please add our link back to your recipe! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back next week for another great party.

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  33. Hi Carole

    This looks delicious - cold snowy day here today so this would be the perfect pick up!

    Thank you for following (via Blooms party), now following you back by e-mail and looking forward to it.

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com/

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  34. This looks delish! I love poached eggs and tomatoes. Will be making this soon.

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  35. WOW this looks good!! I love avocado and eggs! Thanks so much for sharing this on Manic Monday!!

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  36. That actually looks really good, and simple enough for me not to mess it up...and healthy! I am going to have to bookmark this one! Stopping by from Aloha Friday and I am now your newest follower! I love your blog and can't wait to read your next posts!

    xx
    Serena
    The Serena Saga

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  37. My brother makes a great dish like this. I have never tried yet. Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com & hope to see you again soon!

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  38. You are so talented! This looks divine. I love your blog!
    Hugs,
    Kelly from Smart School House
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse

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  39. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  40. First off, the presentation is amazing! Second, the avocados just made this look even better to me. YUM! Thanks for sharing with Delicious Dish Tuesday!! Come back and share more tonight! :)

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  41. MmmM - sounds like a great breakfast!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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  42. This looks delicious! I admit I've never poached an egg or used capers. I could do it though :)

    Happy WW!

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  43. This looks perfect for Weekend Kitchen Creations at www.weekendkitchencreations.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there!

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  44. That looks really delicious! I am a fan of anything avocado, but the Mr. is not. :) Thanks for sharing! I am your new follower by the way via Friendly Friday Blog Hop. :)

    Adin B
    http://www.chetopianfamily4.com

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  45. Looks tasty :) thanks for sharing with us at the weeken hop..

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  46. This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!

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  47. Hi Carole,
    I dropped by to let you know that your recipe is my Host Favorite on Foodie Friends Friday's Linky Party! Drop by Daily Dish on Monday, 2.11.13 after 12:00 pm ET and get your badge! http://wp.me/p2MupJ-1tB

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  48. Yum! This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  49. So tasty! Thank you for sharing at last week's week's All My Bloggy Friends :)

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