The farmers market is full of the fresh local asparagus and I certainly have been taking advantage of it. I made quite a few asparagus dishes this week and up first was asparagus in a hollandaise sauce . A hollandaise sauce is a buttery and lemony sauce that is purely decadent and so creamy and good! Hollandaise sauce goes really well with the juicy asparagus and the brightness of the lemon in the sauce makes it perfect of spring and summer. Hollandaise sauce can be a bit tricky to make, but once you get the hang of it, it is actually pretty easy though it does take a bit of time for all that whisking. Because of the time that it takes to make the hollandaise sauce this recipe is perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. I often like to top everything off with a poached egg to make it more of a light meal. This has to be one of the best ways to enjoy some fresh asparagus in the spring!
Asparagus with a Poached Egg in Hollandaise Sauce
- 1 pound asparagus (trimmed and cleaned)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup hollandaise sauce, warm
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and reduce the heat to medium.
- Crack an egg into a bowl, swirl the water in the pot and pour the egg from the bowl into the water and repeat for remaining egg.
- Let the eggs cook until the whites are set but the yolks are not, about 2-3 minutes and fish them out.
- Arrange the asparagus on plates and top with the eggs and the hollandaise sauce.
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Shamrocks and Shenanigans says
Oh my does that look good! I haven't made a Hollandaise Sauce in ages. This might just be the inspiration I need to make one!
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Which is your preferred farmer's market?
Oh my God, you always are the best Kevin! , I love asparagus and these look fantastic!! gloria
Chef E says
I just discovered how good this was. Maybe because I had to make so many eggs Benedict over the years and in culinary school I was turned off, but I made duck eggs and they were good, yours is prettier than mine, now I want one it looks delish Kevin!
Belinda @zomppa says
What a perfect meal…perfect combination.
Nina Timm says
I so crave that meal right now…..this to me is the ultimate Spring dish!!!You Hollandaise look exceptionally good!
It's midnight and yet I could really dig into that plate of asparagus and slop up every last bit of that Hollandaise sauce.
Oh wow….LOOOooove it!!!
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What a wonderful way to celebrate asparagus.
There are days when I don't want bread..this is a great idea!
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Just My says
I absolutely love your pics!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A delicate dish! It looks so good!
Oh my goodness! I want to eat that right now! I've never made hollandaise, but I think I just might have to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!
It's almost like a deconstructed Eggs Benedict! Gotta love that.
Now how nice does that look – a fantastic picture and a really lovely meal!!
Robyn MacLarty says
That certainly is beautiful asparagus… thick and really fresh-looking. I've never been a big fan of hollandaise sauce, but maybe I've just never tasted it made right. I'm tempted to give this a try…
Oh Kevin. I truly wish I could have this for dinner. It looks like heaven on a plate.
Girl Foodie says
This is my favourite breakfast with a couple of crispbread. Holandaise is one of life's most perfect pleasures.
Oh boy, doesn't that looks so good! I love asparagus with Hollandaise sauce and you even put an egg on top. Lovely!
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Abigail Louise says
This is one of my all time favourite dishes! Along with eggs benedict! Hollandaise is the best sauce…
Good with some crispy soldiers for dipping!
I can't get over how beautiful this picture is!!
The Short (dis)Order Cook says
Great idea. It's like eggs benedict but a bit more healthful. Hollandaise and asparagus are so good together.
Caitlin: I generally go to the Saint Lawrence Market on Saturday mornings for the farmers market in the north building.
Jeanne @ Cooksister! says
This is just the perfect Sprng brunch! Gorgeous, Kevin.
Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says
This looks great! I love Hollandaise sauce.
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Sweet Tooth says
looks good. Asparagus gone sinful! Yum!
Hi, I'm impressed on the heart shape egg yolk !! How you did it ?? Can you teach us please. Thanks.
Rebecca: In this case the egg has a heart shape by accident but you can get shaped plastic containers to cook eggs in fun shapes.