Mock Hollandaise Sauce Over Poached Salmon
Salmon really needs no topping of any kind except maybe a dash of lemon.
Mock hollandaise sauce or authentic hollandaise just makes it tantalize your tastebuds.
Mock Hollandaise Served over Poached Salmon
Mock hollaindaise is a sauce that is an imitator of a more fancy sauce.
It is tangy, smooth, and creamy and will cause your taste buds to do a happy dance. Hollandaise, from which mock hollandaise takes its name, is a sauce that has an interesting and rather circuitous history. Many historians seem to agree that it originated in Normandy which is famous for its butter and its many uses in cooking.
Others point to early times when this sauce as made but they do not concur that these are authentic hollandaise because some earlier recipes contain bouillon.and spices and some contain no eggs.
A second source tells us that as far back as 1651, Francois Pierre LaVarenne shares a sauce that sounds like this sauce. It contains many of the same ingredients. He cautions the cook to be careful it does not curdle.
Creating a really amazing sauce can be accomplished. It will be creamy and will dance around on your tongue as the tangy lemon reaches your taste buds.
Later, mock hollandaise sauces began to appear and have been popular ever since..
Interesting to note is a recipe known as Veloute Sauce. It may be a twentieth century adaptation of hollandaise. Some of the first sauces were made with broth. This one uses a broth or stock.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup chicken, veal, or fish stock
- salt to taste
- dash of white pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Sauce
when you have make the Velouté Sauce
- use fish stock or chicken stock
- Stir hot sauce into 2 egg yolks.
- Boil for 1 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Blend in l tablespoon lemon juice and salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste.
As you can see, this sauce has changed over time.
Some of the recipe is from Betty Crocker's New Picture Cook Book published in 1961.and some of it is from readings from other sources.
Butter and Flour Cooked Ever so Briefly
This is a Great Hollandaise Sauce (not the 'mock' variety)
Smooth, Creamy Sauce Has Formed
I love the way the color lavender smells, and the way the color salmon tastes. And if there were a color called “fur,” I’d like the way it feels.
― Jarod Kintz— Jarod Kintz
To poach the salmon, place salmon skin-side down in a skillet and add 1/2 cup water. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes or until it done as you desire it. (I poached for 5 minutes, removed from heat, set cover askew, and let stand until I was ready to serve. It was perfect for me.)
This is all you do. It is simple and perfect every time.
You can used wine instead of water and herbs can be added as well.
Sometimes life is a feast with eggs Benedict & hollandaise sauce, waffles & strawberries, sausage links & hashed brown potatoes. And sometimes life is scrambled eggs. In the end, your stomach gets full all the same. And years from now, you may not remember exactly what you ate.— Lisa Schroeder
Veggies and the sauce
Roasted veggies with mock hollandaise is delicious too. It is high in calories and fat but you only have a spoon full or two so it is not as really as unfriendly to the waistline as it might be. You might want to give this a try sometime. It's really simple and very flavorful.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 cup light sour cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1- 2 teaspoons lemon jucie, freshly squeezed
- dash salt, pepper
- dash nutmeg, (optional)
- Melt butter over medium low heat. Add flour and whisk for one minute until all flour is incorporated.
- Remove from heat. Add sour cream and whisk.
- Add egg yolk. Whisk.
- Return to heat and cook for 1 minute. Sauce will come together in a creamy, smooth texture.
- Serve over fish or vegetable dishes.
- Salt and Pepper to taste. Shake a little nutmeg over all. (optional)
- Nutrition information is approximate.
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||63|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 7 g||11%|
|Saturated fat 3 g||15%|
|Carbohydrates 4 g||1%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 3 g||6%|
|Cholesterol 93 mg||31%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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