White asparagus with easy hollandaise

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min

Makes

6 Servings

White asparagus with easy hollandaise

White asparagus with easy hollandaise Photo, Roberto Caruso


Ingredients

  • 2 bunches white asparagus , about 1 kg
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter , cubed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp hot water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp chopped chives

Instructions

  • FILL a medium saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil. Break off and discard tough ends from asparagus, then peel bottom third of stalks with a vegetable peeler. Add asparagus to boiling water. Boil until tender-crisp, 5 to 6 min. Using tongs, remove asparagus from water and immediately plunge into a bowl of cold water. Drain and pat dry.
  • MELT butter in a small pan over medium- high. Skim off and discard foam. Pour butter into a measuring cup, leaving white solids behind. Whirl egg yolks with lemon juice, hot water and salt in a blender for 1 min. Slowly pour hot butter through hole in lid, whirling until thickened, about 1 more min. Spoon over asparagus. Sprinkle with chives and fresh pepper.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 185,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5 g,
  • Fat
  • 17 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Folate