Asparagus with Maltaise Sauce

Asperges à la Sauce Maltaise


Preparation info

  • Makes


    First-Course Servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Glorious French Food

Glorious French Food

By James Peterson

Published 2002

  • About

Asparagus with sauce maltaise, a hollandaise made with the juice of blood oranges, is an example of one of those combinations, discovered a century or more ago, that are so perfect they need never be changed.

The French revere asparagus far more than we Americans do, and when the short season arrives in the spring, they pay dearly for those glorious fat white spikes, whose flavor and meaty texture put our poor omnipresent stalks to shame. When I worked at Paris’s then-three-star Viv