My Favourite Things: Salmon with Lime Hollandaise and Asparagus

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My Mum and Dad are not together anymore.Which meant that when I was a teenager Christmas time was a gluttonous affair.

My mother and her family would have a Christmas breakfast that was then followed by Hangi with my Dad's family. Usually by two in the afternoon I was asleep on the couch with buttons undone on my pants.

This is my favourite dish that Mum would serve as part as her Christmas Breakfast, Salmon and hollandaise.  Mine is a little different and made for dinner but still has the decadent Christmas vibe.

Give it a try, its alot easier than it looks and it's so moorish it will have you licking your plate.

Salmon with Lime Hollandaise and Asparagus


4 x 200 gram pieces of salmon

A bunch of asparagus

2 egg yolks

100 grams of butter

2 tbsp of Lime juice

1. Preheat a fry pan with a small amount of oil.

2. Season the Salmon with salt and paper and place in the fry pan skin side down for 3 - 4 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon. Flip over and cook until it has reached your liking. Set aside.

3. In a shallow saucepan of boilng salted water, drop the trimmed asparagus and cook for 1 minute, drain and set aside.

4. Whisk the eggs yolks with tbsp of water in a heatproof bowl.

5. Take a medium sized pot of boling water and the place bowl on top of the water making sure that the bowl does not touch the water.

6. Whisk the yolk until it doubles in size and changes to a lighter colour. Place small pieces of the butter into the mixture until it combines. Continue until all the butter has been added and then remove from the heat.

7. Add the lime juice and combine.

8. Layer the asparagus and then the Salmon on a plate and pour over the hollandaise. Add cracked pepper and serve.


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