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Asparagus with Irish Butter

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Boy, I am really slacking on my Wednesday recipes post.   I’ve discovered a brand new blog that I sort of love.  It very much has a Mrs. Lilien feel to it, except it’s mainly about cooking and less about fashion (but just as much about alcohol).  Their Asparagus with Irish Butter recipe sounds so good.  Whisking things doesn’t sound too bad, so maybe I can even tackle this one.

Recipe courtesy of The Canal House

It is quite simple and it goes a little something like this:  Whisk 2 egg yolks together with 2 tablespoons of water in a heavy saucepan. Begin warming the beaten yolks over very low heat, whisking all the while. Then gradually add 8 tablespoons of cold salted Irish butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking until each tablespoon of butter has been incorporated into the sauce before you add the next. The sauce will thicken and lighten, becoming almost foamy. Take the pan off the heat and whisk in more or less the juice of half a lemon to your own taste. This sauce isn’t as finicky as most delicate butter sauces. We keep it warm over a pot of hot water.


Written by doorr

May 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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  1. Asparagus = Good 🙂
    I’ve put it into a couple of recipe posts recently

    Gourmet Gorman

    May 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm

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