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Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

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Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
5 Min

Asparagus is a classic go-along! Our easy recipe for asparagus with traditional hollandaise sauce will make all your entertaining memorable.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

What to Do

  1. Place asparagus in a microwave-safe 7- x 11-inch baking dish, with tips toward center of dish. Add water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook at 90% power for 5 minutes; remove dish from microwave and set aside.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat butter at 90% power for 40 seconds, or until melted.
  3. Meanwhile, in another small microwave-safe bowl, beat egg yolks, lemon juice, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt until thick. Slowly pour in melted butter, whisking until well combined. Microwave uncovered at 40% power for 30 seconds, stirring halfway through cooking time.
  4. Uncover asparagus and drain; drizzle with Hollandaise sauce and serve immediately. 


Serving Suggestion

To make this dish even more colorful, we like to use both green and white asparagus. Talk about an elegant conversation starter! 

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