Captain’s Eggs Neptune

Egg Neptues
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  • Ingredients
    8 large EGGS
    3 large EGG yolks
    1 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar
    1 tsp. plus 1/8 tsp. salt
    1/4 cup water
    1 1/2 tsp. orange zest
    1 Tbsp. orange juice
    1 Tbsp. lemon juice
    1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter cut into 16 pieces
    2 Tbsp. softened butter
    pinch ground red pepper
    4 English muffins, split and toasted
    8 oz. smoked salmon, sliced into 1 oz. pieces
    2 Tbsp. chopped dill

    Yields: 8 Servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/8 of recipe

    Calories: 308

    Total fat: 21 g
    Saturated fat: 11 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 7g

    Cholesterol: 296 mg
    Sodium: 692 mg
    Carbohydrates: 14 g
    Fiber: 0 g
    Sugar: 0 g
    Protein: 15 g
    Vitamin A: 222 mcg
    Vitamin D: 6 mcg
    Folate: 46 mcg
    Choline: 228 mg
    Calcium: 96 mg
    Iron: 2 mg
    Potassium: 137 mg

    This recipe is an excellent source of choline, vitamin D, protein and vitamin A, and a good source of folate.


  1. HEAT 2 to 3 inches of water, vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt in large saucepan or deep skillet to boiling. ADJUST heat to keep liquid simmering gently. BREAK eggs, one at a time, into small bowl. HOLD dish close to surface of pan and SLIP egg into water.

  2. COOK eggs until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not stir. LIFT eggs from water with slotted spoon; DRAIN well on platter lined with paper towels. KEEP warm.

  3. WHISK egg yolks, water, orange juice and lemon juice in a small saucepan until blended. COOK over low heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is foamy and small bubbles appear alongside of pan. WHISK in cut up butter, one piece at a time, until butter is melted and sauce is thickened. REMOVE pan from heat immediately. WHISK in orange zest, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and red pepper.

  4. SPREAD muffin halves with remaining 2 tablespoons softened butter. ARRANGE muffin halves on plates and TOP with salmon. PLACE one egg over salmon, TOP with sauce and SPRINKLE with dill.