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Hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce

A rich creamy classic French sauce made with egg yolks, butter and lemon juice or vinegar. Hollandaise sauce has a smooth, creamy texture and is a golden yellow colour, it is an emulsion of egg yolk and butter and can be quite difficult to make at home because it tends to curdle easily. Jars and cartons of ready-made hollandaise sauce are available. Packets of hollandaise sauce mix are also available.

Uses: Hollandaise sauce is traditionally served with grilled or poached fish, it is also ideal for serving with plain grilled chicken.

To store: Keep jars and cartons in a cool, dry place unopened. Once opened store in the fridge and use within 3 days. Store sauce mix in a cool, dry place.

To use: Heat ready-made hollandaise sauce gently following the pack instructions. Make up hollandaise sauce mix with milk and butter following the packet instructions.