Asparagus is Here!

469631828   Did you know there are male and female forms of asparagus?  And generally, we are purchasing male asparagus – who knew?  Whether it is green, white, male or female, asparagus is a fun, spring vegetable to eat – as it is proper protocol to actually eat with your fingers.  Try this crazy easy recipe for your next asparagus side dish.

Sauteed Asparagus with Easy Hollandaise – serves 4

1 bunch of asparagus – prepare by bending the stalk and it will automatically break at tenderness part to discard the woody stalky portion

1 T. butter

6 egg yolks, 1 cup of melted butter, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice, dash of hot sauce

In a large pan, add 1/2 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of butter and bring to low boil – add the asparagus stalks and cook until bright green – only 3 to 4 minutes.  In a blender,combine 6 eggs yolks, 1 t. Dijon mustard, 2 T. lemon juice and whirl in blender a few seconds.  Slowly add in to whirling blender – 1 cup of melted butter to form the sauce ( emulsion 101).  Keep the blender in a hot water bath and pour on asparagus just before serving – Yum!