We love poached eggs and everyone knows they go hand-in-hand with asparagus which is especially delicious at this time of the year (Spring). I had left over lemon-butter sauce which inspired me to poach the eggs and steam the asparagus. Original recipe: lemon-butter sauce.
PREPARE THE SAUCE In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the shallots and cook over moderate heat until softened, 4 minutes. Add the cream, wine and stock and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced to 1 1/2 cups, 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Add the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and cover.
NOTE: Original recipe calls for Sage, and if I'd had some on hand I would have included it. I love Sage. The sauce was still delicious without it.
Martha Stewart: Easy Poached Eggs
Martha Stewart: Boiled asparagus in 5 minutes.
Looking for a dessert that will be as rewarding to the eye as it is the tastebuds? You can't go wrong with this easy, light, creamy, chocolate, strawberry sensation! The only problem you'll run into is...there will never be enough! Thanks to Kraft I've been making my own variation of this dessert for years. It never gets old.
The hardest part of making this "show stopper" dessert is dipping the strawberries in semi-sweet chocolate and stopping yourself from eating them (smile).
The big reveal...
Once you have your shortcake made and your chocolate strawberries ready, assembling is easy as "pie" (who ever said pie is easy?). Seriously though, it's so fun to put this cake together and your kids can help. Really hard to mess it up and they'll love it. HINT: You'd be wise to make some extra chocolate dipped strawberries as a reward for their help or you might end up with a few missing.
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
You don't have to buy buttermilk, you can simply add 2 tsp lemon juice (my preference) or vinegar to just under half a cup of milk. Let it sit for a few minutes and presto, a wonderful substitute for buttermilk.
All things cooking, from simple and clean to gourmet and exotic (and everything in between) have been my passion for over 30 years. Since discovering Pinterest, I pretty much exclusively cook from the recipes I PIN. My saying is, "if you can PIN it, you can cook it". I love to PIN recipes and I love to cook. I thought, why not blog the recipes I make from my Pinterest food boards. I'm the self-declared, Pincook.