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A white rectangle plate with roasted asparagus, poached egg, sauce and 2 slices of lemon
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Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce and Poached Egg, a super healthy, low carb and delicious breakfast or brunch recipe that is ready in about 20 minutes. Posh enough to be served on special occasions, and surely a lovely healthy treat for Easter.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: International
Servings: 2 person
Calories: 549kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of asparagus spears
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Hollandaise Sauce

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 110 g butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Take the end of each asparagus spears between your thumb and forefinger and bend until it breaks.
  • Transfer the asparagus tips to a baking tray, drizzle olive oil over and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) for 15 minutes until tender.
  • Remove from the oven, and sprinkle grated parmesan over. Drizzle some lemon juice over it too for extra fresh taste.
  • To poach the eggs, bring a pan of salty water to the boil over a medium to high heat, crack the egg in and let it cook for about 2 minutes until the egg white is set. Leave it for longer if you like your egg yolk hard, rather than runny. Repeat with the other egg.
  • To make the hollandaise sauce, set a pan over a pot of simmering water, add the butter and leave to melt.
  • Add the egg yolks to the blender together with the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Blend well until the egg yolks double their volume and become a pale yellow.
  • Gradually add the butter, and continue to blitz until you get a smooth sauce. It should not take longer than 1-2 minutes.
  • To assemble, add the asparagus to a plate, top with the poached egg, and drizzle over the hollandaise sauce.

Notes

  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.

Nutrition

Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 479mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 80mg | Vitamin A: 1930IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1.4mg