Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

- POSTED ON: Apr 09, 2011

 
Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

6 pieces Asparagus, boiled, drained

Sauce:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 package dry McCormick Hollandaise Sauce Mix
1 cup water

Directions:

Break woody ends off 6 stalks of Asparagus,
and steam for about 4-5 minutes.

Spray non-stick coating on small saucepan
Melt butter in pan
Stir in Sauce mix
Whisk in 1 cup water.
Bring to a boil while stirring continuously
then simmer for about 1 minute until sauce thickens.
2 Tablespoons is 1 serving.

6 stalks of asparagus and 2 TB Hollandaise Sauce =1 serving
1 serving is:

Calories: 70
Carbs: 4.3 grams
Protein 2.4 grams


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On Apr 09, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
How do you freeze liquid portions? Do you use themethod with putting a baggie in a cup, measure the sauce, then close the bag? Does the hollandaise sauce not break after microwaving. Breaking or curdling is a major problem with "real" hollandaise sauce. If this is avoided, then I will certainly prefer the package over the real. DH fixes me 2 poached eggs over spinach every Thursday morning. What a treat it would be to pull out a premeasured baggie of hollandaise sauce to drizzle over the eggs. This particular breakfast is one of my favorites and sustains me all morning. I usually have an accompaniment of blackberries & strawberries (70 gm total weight). Nothing slight or diety about this meal.


On Apr 09, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Hi Karen. You can use the baggie in a cup method, however, the sauce is quite thick when cooled. I simply measured out two tablespoons and put it directly into a snack size zip-lock bag, then put those baggies into a freezer bag. This recipe with this packaged mix has never broken up or curdled for me either when fresh or when microwaved after frozen. I have already made a video which will be posted sometime next week called "Eggs Benedict for One" using one stored portion of that frozen Hollandaise sauce.


On Apr 09, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
Great. Mix is on the shopping list. Will try it on Thursday:-) Your mentioned often around my home!


On Apr 09, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             I'll make sure that I post that Eggs Benedict for One recipe before Thursday. Hope those mentions are positive--My storage solutions allow my family to get the foods they like, even when those foods aren't what I choose to eat myself.


On Apr 10, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
Only postive comments, dear friend:-)


On Apr 10, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Good to hear.


On Apr 14, 2011 rross wrote:
Made this today and fabulous! I can't remember the last time I tasted Hollandaise sauce! I'm adding this to my Dietpower Favorites. Thanks Phyllis


On Apr 14, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Rina-Marie, I'm so happy you liked it.


On Apr 14, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
I tried the Knorr's with water. The consistency and creaminess was fine. It was not as tart as I am used to when DH makes it from scratch. I added a bit of bottled lemon juice and it was to my tasting. I liked storing the remainder in a baggie and freezing in a labeled qt bag. What a better way to store food- cheaper, less space, more convenient than plastic tubs.


On Apr 14, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Karen, I'm glad it worked out for you. A simple as these storage methods are, my practice of immediately storing away food individually is really one of my most important weight-loss tips.

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