Asparagus will be the first thing your guests reach for at the holiday table with these unique sauces
Ditch the hollandaise this holiday season, and serve your asparagus a new way. Not only do these sauces bring flavor to the table, but they add beautiful color too.
Here's a light Alfredo sauce that pairs beautifully with asparagus, and the best part about the sauce is that it's made with fresh sage. Savory and creamy goodness with each bite will make this asparagus disappear in no time.
This sauce is so easy to make too. It can be made ahead of time and warmed up just before serving.
For something a little different, try cutting the asparagus into pieces instead of using the whole spear.
Heat a small pan on low to medium heat. Add the butter, and constantly stir as it melts.
Continuously stir until the butter starts to turn a golden color, then add the maple syrup, and carefully add the bourbon and then the bacon bits. Let simmer, and continuously stir while the asparagus is cooking. Add salt to taste.
Heat a shallow pan on medium heat, and add enough water so that it's about 1 inch deep in the skillet. Add a couple of dashes of salt to the water.
Add the asparagus to the pan, and let it cook for about 5 minutes or until the asparagus is tender.
Remove the asparagus from the pan and onto a serving plate.
Top the asparagus with the bourbon and brown butter sauce. Garnish with bacon bits.
Spice up asparagus a bit with this jalapeño cheese sauce that tastes just like nachos.
Add some chopped tomatoes on top of the cheese sauce to make this asparagus look festive.