Steamed asparagus with hollandaise

Simple and delicious.

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Cuisine

British

Time

30 - 60 mins

Skill Level

Advanced

Serves

4

Courses etc.

Side dishes
Starters

You will need

IngredientAdd
750g green asparagus

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150g unsalted butter, cut into cubes Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
2 large free range eggs Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
2 tsp cold water
2 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed More products
sea salt

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white pepper

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Rapeseed oil to drizzle More products

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Method

  • To make the hollandaise:
  • Put the butter in a small pan over a low heat.
  • As soon as it is melted, remove from the heat and skim the white solids off the surface.
  • Put the yolks and water in a heat proof bowl and place over a pan of barely simmering water, make sure the bowl isn't touching the water.
  • Whisk constantly with a manual whisk or hand-held whisker until the eggs lighten in colour and double in volume.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, but keep the bowl over the pan, and start adding the melted butter in the tiniest of trickles, whisking all the while.
  • Once you've got a mayonnaise-like consistency, add the lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Keep the sauce somewhere warm.
  • Just before serving, loosen it by whisking in a drop of water.
  • For the asparagus:
  • Snap the woody ends off the asparagus spears, put the spears in a steamer with a tight fitting lid.
  • Depending on their thickness, they should be done in 5-7 mins.
  • Check that they are tender but not soft.
  • Transfer the asparagus to serving dishes and sprinkle with a little salt.
  • Spoon over the hollandaise to coat the middle of the spears and finish with a drizzle of oil.

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Asparagus ORGANIC
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