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Steamed Asparagus with a Lemon Pepper Hollandaise

Steamed Asparagus with a Lemon Pepper Hollandaise

Serves 6


Ingredients

  • 1 pound Asparagus, bend one of the asparagus spears until it snaps, then cut all the other asparagus spears to that length
  • Hollandaise sauce (recipe below)


Directions

  1. If your asparagus is thick, with a vegetable peeler, peel off the outer layer from the bottom of the asparagus. If you have thin asparagus use as is.
  2. Place asparagus in a microwave safe dish and fill with water half way over the asparagus. Microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain the water and top with hollandaise sauce. Serve immediately.


Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Make ahead tip: Make up to 1 day ahead of time, keep in an airtight container in the fridge. When you are ready to use, dollop the cold sauce over the hot food to coat.

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 pinches of pepper
  • 1 stick butter, melted

Directions

  1. In a blender, add the egg yolks, tabasco, lemon juice, salt and pepper, put the lid on but remove the center piece.
  2. Turn the blender on high and slowly pour in the melted butter. Once the butter is fully incorporated the sauce is done.
  3. Use with in 20 minutes or place in the fridge.

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