Thursday, 26 April 2012

Simple Asparagus

Asparagus Supper

Today I went out with my lovely friend for the day. We did some shopping in the rain and had a lovely lunch. She left all her best friends behind. These are her best friends ...

 When we got home Mr Whizz Kid was hungry ...

We had some asparagus in the fridge

There is nothing like simple asparagus with hollandaise sauce. After a wonderful shopping spree and a delicious lunch out with a friend  at  Carluccio's  it is just the sort of small supper that suits me well. A little touch of rosemary from the garden and a fresh lemon along with a good glass of wine ... and mmmmm!

Homemade hollandaise

Hollandaise Sauce

4 large egg yolks
250g cold butter, diced
¼ lemon

1. Put the yolks, butter and 2 tbsp water in a heavy-based pan and heat very gently, whisking all the time. As the butter melts, the sauce will begin to thicken; don't be tempted to hurry things along by turning the heat up, the sides of the pan should be cool enough to touch at all times.
2. Once the butter has melted, turn up the heat to medium-low and whisk vigorously until it thickens: if it begins to steam, take it off the heat, but do not, under any circumstances, cease whisking.
3. When the sauce is thickened to your taste, stir in 1 tbsp lemon juice and season.



Although I was looking for a very light meal, Mr Whizz Kid wanted the full works so I cooked him some lovely marinated and barbequed meat and grilled tomatoes to go along with his.


Pretty yummy

Nothing better than fresh asparagus!


  1. Your supper looked delicious! Furry friends
    were all cosy and dry!

  2. Oh I LOVE asparagus (although not the Mexican stuff I ate the other night, thanks for that Tesco!). I usually have mine steamed with a couple of poached eggs and some grilled pancetta slices, topped with some lemon and tarragon butter.

  3. Wish I liked asparagus, oh and olives, but I just don't :(


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