Classic Butter Sauce with Asparagus

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Classic Butter Sauce with Asparagus
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Health Score:
7,7 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
6 ½ cups white Asparagus (peeled)
6 ½ cups green Asparagus (trimmed)
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
sugar
1 scallion
For the hollandaise
1 ⅛ cups butter
3 egg yolks
4 tablespoons dry white wine
1 teaspoon lemon juice
To garnish
Cress (red and green)
Daisy
How healthy are the main ingredients?
sugarCress

Preparation steps

1.
Cut off the tips of both types of asparagus - approx. 8-10 cm. Use the rest as trimming for a soup, for example.
2.
Bring plenty of water to the boil with 1 tsp salt, the butter, lemon juice and a pinch of sugar. Add the white asparagus and simmer gently for around 20 minutes. Add the green asparagus tips after around 10 minutes and finish cooking together.
3.
Slit the spring onion lengthways and carefully peel off 4 leaves. Blanch briefly in salted water, quench in cold water and pat dry.
4.
For the hollandaise, melt the butter and scoop off the foam. Put the egg yolks and wine in a metal bowl and beat over a pan of hot water until creamy. Take off the heat and add the butter, initially drop by drop and then in a thin stream, stirring constantly, until you have a creamy sauce. The egg mixture must not split and should have a nice sheen at the end. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and ground white pepper.
5.
Lay one spring onion leaf on each plate, place the drained asparagus tips across the leaf, wrap and tie. Drizzle over a little of the sauce and serve the rest on the side. Serve garnished with cress and daisies.