Variation On A Classic Dish

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise

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Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise - Beloved classic, with a zesty twist

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Health Score:
8,1 / 10
1 hr

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Nutritional values

Yoghurt and lime juice turn the otherwise heavy hollandaise into a delicious lightweight. The lean ham contributes a lot of valuable protein, while the jacket potatoes score points as a fibre-rich accompaniment.

For the fine, light hollandaise to be perfect and not clot, two things are crucial: All ingredients should be at room temperature and the bain-marie should never boil!

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie400 kcal(19 %)
Protein28 g(29 %)
Fat16 g(14 %)
Carbohydrates33 g(22 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage8.5 g(28 %)
Vitamin A0.5 mg(63 %)
Vitamin D1 μg(5 %)
Vitamin E9 mg(75 %)
Vitamin B₁0.9 mg(90 %)
Vitamin B₂0.6 mg(55 %)
Niacin11.5 mg(96 %)
Vitamin B₆0.9 mg(64 %)
Folate233 μg(78 %)
Pantothenic acid3.3 mg(55 %)
Biotin18.2 μg(40 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.6 μg(53 %)
Vitamin C57 mg(60 %)
Potassium1,222 mg(31 %)
Calcium187 mg(19 %)
Magnesium95 mg(32 %)
Iron4.5 mg(30 %)
Iodine35 μg(18 %)
Zinc3.8 mg(48 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.7 g
Uric acid229 mg
Cholesterol270 mg
Development of this recipe:


3.3 lbs white Asparagus
1 pinch sugar
2 lbs potatoes
1 oz Cultured butter
1 Lime
5 ozs cooked ham (thinly sliced)
5 ozs lean smoked ham (thinly sliced)
3 eggs
½ cup vegetable stock
5 ozs Yogurt (low-fat) (room temperature)
white peppers
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp honey
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Peeler, 1 Small knife, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 wide Pot (with lid), 1 Kitchen twine, 1 Sieve, 1 Bowl, 1 Small pot, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Platter, 1 Pot, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Metal bowl, 1 Whisk, 1 Slotted spoon

Preparation steps

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 1

Rinse and dry asparagus and peel thoroughly with a peeler. Reserve peels. Cut woody ends off spears. 

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 2

Combine peels and asparagus pieces in a wide pot with enough water to cover. Add sugar and 1 large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 15 minutes.

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 3

Meanwhile, scrub the potatoes thoroughly and place in another pot of boiling salted water. Cover and cook over medium heat until knife-tender, 20-25 minutes.

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 4

Pour the asparagus broth through a sieve into a bowl and then return to pot. Melt the butter in a small pot melt and set aside.

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 5

Rinse lime in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate about ½ teaspoon zest. Cut lime in half and squeeze half (save second half for another use).

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 6

Trim fat from both types of ham and arrange decoratively on a plate. Heat a couple inches of water until barely simmering in a pot.

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 7

Boil the strained asparagus liquid again. Add asparagus spears and cook, covered, until crisp-tender, about 12 minutes.

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 8

Meanwhile, separate the eggs. Mix egg yolks with lime zest, 1 tablespoon lime juice and vegetable broth in a metal bowl (save whites for another use).

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 9

Set the bowl over pot of simmering water, making sure the bottom of bowl does not touch the water. Beat the yolk mixture with a whisk until it reaches a creamy consistency, 4-5 minutes.

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 10

Gradually whisk in yogurt by the tablespoon. Then whisk in melted butter in a thin, steady stream. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, honey and 1-2 teaspoons lime juice.

Asparagus with Lime Hollandaise preparation step 11

Drain the potatoes, rinse under cold water and peel. Lift asparagus with a skimmer from the cooking liquid, drain and arrange on plates with the potatoes. Serve with ham platter and lime hollandaise.