Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yay for Hollandaise

I went to the farmers market today. Wow, it's wonderful to be back in the world of food! There wasn't much compared to high summer but it was still wonderful to see all the local goods and to see what is in season here in the midwest.

I ended up buying a bunch of asparagus and some raw milk cheese. The asparagus was everywhere so it was hard to choose which farmer to buy from. In the end I bought from a friendly farmer who got into great detail about her planting methods. That's a good way for a farmer to establish differentiation. So I took that fresh asparagus home and I did like my sister did all last month (she lives in southern Germany). I steamed them very lightly and while they were still hot I poured some delicious Hollandaise sauce over them and tossed it together in the bowl. Out of this world fabulous!

To make the Hollandaise: I mixed 1 raw egg yolk (from pastured Illinois chickens) with about 4 tablespoons of melted homemade raw butter, 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice in my food processor (blender would be fine). Eat warm. It is so quick and really so tasty.

My children ate 3-4 pieces of asparagus each. This is a lot for them, lately they have been so picky about vegetables.

1 comment:

  1. I have been so long looking for some alternative easy salad dressing for asparagus...I like the idea of hollandaise sauce. I will definetly give it a try Jill.