Saturday, June 30, 2012

Steamed Asparagus with Mousseline Sauce


Steamed Asparagus with Mousseline Sauce
Inspired by my friend Olivier in Poitiers, France, here is a great appetizer, finger food, or complimentary vegetable you can serve at your next gathering.

I whipped up some Mousseline sauce and served fresh steamed asparagus with white wine while entertaining on the patio last night.  My guests loved being able to dip their asparagus tips into the sauce as they took one off the larger serving plate.

The secret to the Mousseline sauce is to rapidly whisk the yolks until they get hard (not a solid state) while slowly drizzling in the oil.  Once the yolks get harder, gently fold in the whites with a whisk using an up and down motion.

This sauce is a mousse, so it should end up light and fluffy.
INGREDIENTS:
Asparagus
2 Eggs
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Salt & Pepper to taste
Splash of Lemon
Canola Oil 



Thank you  Miss Messy for the blogger award.  See here for details on previous nomination.  

14 comments:

  1. Ooooohhhh yum!!! I love steamed asparagus, and the sauce looks delicious!

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  2. this is elegant delicious food at it's best - fantastic!
    mary x

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  3. No wonder your guests enjoyed this. It sounds drop dead delicious. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  4. I love asparagus! One of my favorite vegetables. This looks great!

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  5. Yums! The Mousseline sauce sounds delicious!

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  6. Oh, that sounds wonderful!

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  7. ooo a fancy sauce! i am intimidated by fancy sauce, but it looks so good on that asparagus...

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  8. I can imagine that it's a great tasting appetizer :) And I am also sure I would never be able to convince my husband to have it :D

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  9. Hello there, I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a Versatile Blogger thingy :)

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  10. That sauce is a delight! I'm definitely going to try it ASAP. Thanks and have a super weekend!

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  11. wow the sauce sounds fabulous! :)

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  12. Very very nice. This could be a nice way to introduce people to asparagus, I mean those who don't like it.

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  13. Hello..asparagus looks great...and sauce sounds wonderful...nice blog..love Nurşen..nurlumutfakta.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow that looks amazing! Another way to enjoy asparagus is fine by me :)

    XOXO

    www.glamhungrymom.com

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