Total 50 mins, includes cooling time
Active 25 mins
Makes 4 servings
Aside from the traditional eggs Benedict, hollandaise is best accompanied by fresh vegetables, cooked to perfection. This recipe covers two of my favorites, with two different preparations: asparagus and artichokes. Blanching helps quick-cooking vegetables maintain vibrancy and a snappy texture, so it works perfectly for the asparagus. Blanching is also great for broccoli in a broccoli salad or green beans, fennel, peas, and carrots. Meanwhile, artichokes can be a bit more intimidating. They are oddly shaped, very firm, and thorny. After trimming and boiling in well-seasoned water, the leaves slip off to expose the tender underside, making them the perfect vessel to scoop a bit of tasty hollandaise.