Hollandaise sauce is a thick and delicious sauce made from eggs and butter. It’s rich in flavor and high in calories. When added to any dish, it adds a rich and creamy texture that makes any item instantly more delicious.
Here’s how to use hollandaise sauce.
- Make the sauce. Make a batch of your favorite hollandaise sauce recipe. If you don’t have one, try this. Combine together four egg yolks and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Whisk it well together until it increases in volume. Next, place the egg yolk mixture in a double broiler and over very low heat, beat it together. Slowly add in a stick of melted butter into the mixture. Be careful to keep the heat at low flame or your eggs will curdle. Once the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and add a dash of salt and even a bit of cayenne pepper. Set aside.
- Pour it over your eggs Benedict. For breakfast, prepare eggs benedict by getting an English muffin and placing a poached egg on it. Place a slice of Canadian ham on the muffin. Top it off with your hollandaise sauce.
- Top your grilled salmon with it. If you love fish, you can add a bit of flavor to it by having some hollandaise sauce to eat with it. Broil your favorite fish in the oven and just before serving, add a dollop of hollandaise sauce over it. Garnish with parsley and serve with broiled potatoes or some steamed rice.
- Serve it with meat. If you have a nice cut of Angus steak, you can amp up the flavor of the meat by placing a tablespoon of hollandaise sauce over it. You can also try it with grilled pork chops or some roast chicken. The trick is not to overwhelm the meat with too much sauce so that you just get a hint of flavor with each bite.
- Use it on a baked potato. Instead of sour cream, get some hollandaise sauce to add more flavor to an ordinary baked potato.
- Serve it with steamed carrots and broccoli. Want your kids to start eating vegetables? Steam some carrots, broccoli and even cauliflower. Drizzle hollandaise sauce over the steamed vegetables, or place the sauce in a small bowl as a dipping sauce. It’s sure to be a hit!
- Use it as a dipping sauce for asparagus. If asparagus is in season, grill some stalks. When ready to serve, place the hollandaise sauce in a small decorative dish and use it as a dipping sauce.
- Use it over pasta instead of béchamel sauce. If you have a favorite pasta or casserole dish, you can substitute the béchamel sauce with hollandaise sauce. The lemon in the hollandaise sauce will add a certain tanginess to the overall dish.
Keep in mind that hollandaise sauce is high in fat and calories, so it should be used sparingly when possible. It adds a lot of flavor to the dish, but you have to forget about counting calories or your diet for the moment that you are enjoying this delicious sauce. Enjoy!