Asparagus with Hollandaise

asparagus with hollandaise served on a white plate with a band of hollandaise sauce sprinkled with black pepper and lemon zest

Asparagus with hollandaise is a classic pairing. Asparagus season is just starting here in Australia and we absolutely love this vegetable. We can’t get enough of this luxurious vegetable when in season and excited that the time is now.

asparagus with hollandaise ingredients on a marble bench
ingredients

Seriously simple and ready in under a minute!

The hollandaise is made in a minute using a stick blender. No more whisking and whisking and whisking. Simply melt some butter and slowly pour it onto an egg yolk, lemon juice and water. The trick is to use a container slightly larger at the base than your blender…….think tall mason jar.

asparagus with hollandaise showing stick blender with hollandaise
ready to use

The other trick is to keep it warm by popping the sauce into a soup thermos. Voila! Instant happiness.

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Asparagus with Hollandaise


  • Author: Recipe Winners, recipe slightly adapted from Serious Eats
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 serves

Description

Asparagus with hollandaise is a no brainer when it comes to this winning hollandaise sauce. Super quick to make in under a minute and served with luxurious asparagus, it’s a winner!


Ingredients

hollandaise sauce

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 115 g (4 ounces) butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • pinch of salt

asparagus

  • 3 bunches of asparagus
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

hollandaise

  • melt butter gently in a small saucepan
  • combine yolk, water, lemon and salt in the bottom of a jar that barely fits the head of the blender – see notes
  • heat butter till just boiling
  • transfer butter to a small jug
  • put stick into jar and slowly drizzle the hot butter onto the yolk
  • sauce should be thick and creamy
  • use straight away or keep warm till ready to use for up to an hour
  • serve and enjoy
  • note: hollandaise can’t be reheated
  •          : if you want a slightly thinner hollandaise simply add a tablespoon or two of hot water
  •          : this method will not work using a bowl

asparagus

  • steam asparagus till tender
  • dollop hollandaise over asparagus and sprinkle with fresh black pepper

Notes

  • if you like hollandaise extra lemony, add some grated lemon rind
  • use a jar that the head of the stick blender fits snugly into the base
  • Category: vegetables
  • Method: steam and blender
  • Cuisine: French

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2 comments

  1. Avatar Carol Curtis says:

    Wow fabulous…I had this with eggs and smoked salmon for breaky…gorgeous keto food. Your recipes certainly make life on a diet very happy and convenient. I’ll never buy Hollandaise again..

    1. Avatar Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Carol, we agree with you. When it’s so easy to make why would you use ready made. P.S. Sounds like you’re doing it tough on the Keto diet, check out our homemade blue cheese dressing for another great keto friendly sauce. we had it with steak recently and it was Amazing…… this is the link https://recipewinners.com/homemade-blue-cheese-dressing/ Enjoy.

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