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Blog > Today's Flavor with Chef Nikki Shaw > Waistline Wednesday ASPARAGUS WITH HOLLANDAISE SAUCE


1½ pounds asparagus 

1 stick butter, softened

3 egg yolks, beaten

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

sea salt, to taste

cayenne pepper, to taste

1. In a large skillet, add a ½-inch of water & bring to a boil. Rinse the asparagus & cut off 1 inch from the bottom. Place asparagus in the pan, cover & steam for 2-3 minutes.

2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, add 2 tablespoons of the butter then slowly whisk in beaten egg yolks, water & lemon juice. Continue to rapidly stir with a whisk. Slowly add remaining butter while whisking sauce.

3. Sauce will thicken, if it is too thick add 1-2 tablespoons of hot water. Place asparagus on a large platter & drizzle Hollandaise on top.

servings: 6 / prep time: 10 minutes / cook time: 15 minutes

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