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Lemon Hollandaise with Shrimp and Asparagus

There was an enticing recipe in the Wall Street Journal this past weekend for “Butter Braised Asparagus with Shrimp and Lemon Hollandaise.”  Just the title is mouth watering.  Of course Mom took on the challenge of making the recipe dairy free!  With just a couple changes, she made the Hollandaise dairy free (although it does have eggs).  All I can say is “wow.”  Our dinner table was silent for a few moments as we savored the perfect sauce.

In the recipe, the shrimp was poached in vegetable broth, lemon juice,  and white wine while the asparagus was sauteed in a little bit of butter.  But I really want to share the Hollandaise Sauce and how Mom made it dairy free.  You could certainly use this sauce over chicken or other fish, or even for breakfast!

Non Dairy Hollandaise Sauce

Pieces:

  1. 2 large egg yolks
  2. 1 tbsp. champagne vinegar
  3. one half tsp. salt
  4. one quarter cayenne pepper
  5. one stick of vegan butter
  6. juice of one lemon

Process:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil then reduce heat to low so the water just simmers.
  2. Whisk yolks and vinegar in a medium bowl.  Season with salt and cayenne pepper.
  3. Put the bowl over the simmering water and stir aggressively until the yolks and vinegar become thick.  Watch the mixture so it doesn’t curdle, moving it off heat if needed.
  4. Whisk in 1 stick of vegan butter, in small pieces, until each piece is melted in.
  5. Add the lemon juice and salt, carefully whisking so it doesn’t curdle.
  6. Serve hot over poached shrimp and asparagus, or your favorite protein and veggies.

Thank you, Chef Brock and the Wall Street Journal!

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

 

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Simple Creamed Spinach

One of my favorite meals is a good steak and creamed spinach.  To me, there is something so comforting about creamed spinach… except for the word “cream” to someone who has a dairy allergy!  So of course I found it a personal mission to be able to make creamed spinach in a dairy free version.  This recipe is very tasty, simple, and quick.

Simple Creamed Spinach

Pieces:

  1. 2 tbsp. vegan butter
  2. 2 tbsp. chopped shallot
  3. 2 and one quarter cups of your favorite non dairy creamer (I use the Silk brand)
  4. one half cup of your favorite gluten free flour
  5. one half bag frozen spinach
  6. 2 tsp. nutmeg
  7. salt and pepper to taste

Process:

  1. In a deep saute pan on medium heat, add the butter and shallot.  Stir a few times just to soften the shallot.
  2. After just a couple minutes, add the creamer and flour.  Stir well to combine, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the frozen spinach.  Stir and add the nutmeg and salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and let it continue to cook, stirring every few minutes until the spinach is creamy and hot.
  5. Serve with your favorite steak!

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

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