Spring asparagus with lemon hollandaise

Asperges de printemps à la hollandaise au citron

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
New Bistro

By Fran Warde

Published 2009

  • About

Lightly cooked asparagus fresh from the fields is perfect served with this lemon hollandaise and will not disappoint.


  • 24 asparagus young/new season spears, ends trimmed
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2


Heat a large pan of boiling water, plunge the asparagus into it and simmer for 2 minutes until just tender. Drain the asparagus and lay on a clean tea towel to remove any excess moisture.

It is easiest to make the hollandaise sauce with a hand-held blender. Blend the lemon juice, egg yolks and seasoning together in a jug, then slowly pour in the melted butter, blending all the time unti