The sweet richness of orange enhances this simple Hollandaise and the aromatic flavor of fresh asparagus to create the ultimate side dish. Simply extraordinary.
Asparagus with Orange Hollandaise Sauce

Asparagus with Orange Hollandaise
Recipe type: Side Dishes
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound (450 g) fresh asparagus
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 ounces (125 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • grated rind 1 orange
  • 3 egg yolks
  1. Cut 1 inch (2.5 cm) off the bottom of the asparagus and pare the first 2 inches (5 cm) with a sharp knife.
  2. Place the asparagus, tips uppermost, in a steamer over boiling water. Cover and steam for 12 or 15 minutes until the tips are just tender.
  3. Boil the vinegar to reduce by half. Melt the butter. Blend the orange juice, rind, egg yolks and boiling vinegar in a blender.
  4. With blender running, add the butter in a thin stream. Blend until thick.
  5. Serve the sauce warm with the asparagus.

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