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The classic sauce to serve with asparagus is hollandaise sauce. This sauce has a lovely rich creamy texture and a lovely tang to it that complements the flavour of the asparagus. It’s well worth a try and if you want to add a really sophisticated feel to your meal I can definitely recommend it.
Hollandaise sauce is made from egg yolks, lemon juice and olive oil and full instructions can be found here.
You could also try a Maltaise Sauce or a Mousseline Sauce These are both variations on hollandaise sauce. For a Maltaise sauce replace the water with orange juice and / or add orange juice and grated orange rind for extra flavour. For the Mousseline integrate thick cream into the hollandaise sauce.
Another sauce for asparagus that might appeal to you is a basic cheese sauce, perhaps made with a nice mellow cheese. Asparagus with cheese sauce is a nice comforting food. Alternatively if like us you like stir frying you could try pasta with asparagus, your choice of Mediterranean vegetables stir fried along with some pesto sauce. Our daughter loves this sort of thing and we often make it out of the odds and ends we find in the fridge. It even keeps well in a tub as a homemade pasta salad for lunch at work, college or school.
If you've never made cheese sauce before asparagus with cheese sauce is a good place to start and the technique for makeing a sauce like this well worth knowing. Once you get the hang of this sort of sauce making you can make just about any sauce. It's not difficult either!
We include in this category asparagus puree, asparagus pesto and a range of other asparagus sauces.
Pesto sauce originates from Genoa in Northern Italy and traditionally using garlic, basil, pine nuts, olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano and Fiore Sardo (these latter two are both cheeses). The ingredients are pounded together (from where the word pesto comes) using a pestle and mortar. Modern commercial pesto sauces use a variety of alternative recipes replacing some of the more expensive ingredients with cheaper options.
This recipe uses raw asparagus and gives a pesto with a fresh crunchy texture.
I would suggest you try this very fresh pesto sauce with pasta, as part of a salad, on jacket potatoes or as a side with a barbeque.
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