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Griddled asparagus with citrus hollandaise

  • Timer Prep 10 min
    Cook 20 min
  • Chart 307.0 cal/
    serving
  • Chef hat Medium
    effort

Preparation

Into 4 wedges cut the lemons. Juice the lemons. Grate the lemon zest. Dice the cold butter.

Method

  1. 1 First make the hollandaise.
  2. 2 In a medium heatproof bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, orange and lemon juice, lemon zest, and some salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. 3 Sit the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and add 2 or 3 pieces of butter, whisking continuously until melted.
  4. 4 Continue adding the remaining butter in this way, whisking until the sauce is thick and smooth.
  5. 5 Remove from the heat.
  6. 6 Heat a griddle pan until hot.
  7. 7 Drizzle the asparagus and lemon wedges with a little olive oil and griddle for 2-3 minutes each side, until just tender.
  8. 8 Season with salt and pepper, and arrange on a platter.
  9. 9 Drizzle with the hollandaise to serve.