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Apr 30, 2007 09:48 AM

Asparagus dipping sauces?

I'm having a Derby Day party and serving grilled asparagus. I would love a nice "hollandaise" like dip for the asparagus...does anybody have a recipe?

Thanks oodles!

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  1. Why not just make hollandaise? There are many recipes out there on the 'net, but my favorite is Julia Child's, which is for classic hollandaise:

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    1. re: DanaB

      Or Maltaise, hollandaise with orange zest.

    2. Also, a home made garlic aioli goes nicely with grilled asparagus. I find holladaise can be a bit too heavy with the toasty flavors of grilled asparagus. I find it better suited to blanched spears.

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      1. re: foodiegrl

        Yes, I agree on the aioli with grilled or roasted asparagus. We've been getting good results dry-roasting the asparagus in a hot wok on the stove top.

      2. Why not have more than one dip? I love hollandaise, aioli, and bagna cauda (or just mash an anchovy into a separate cup of aioli, and don't tell anyone beforehand).

        1. try this asian flavored dip that goes very well with asparagus or sometimes I use it to make tuna tartare with avocado.
          1/2 c mayo
          2 tbs soy sauce
          1 tsp wasabi paste
          1 tsp sugar

          1. This came together as a result of what I had on hand the other day - mayo, preserved lemons and kumquats, finely chopped mint. It was awesome with both roasted and steamed asparagus.