Real Craig Claiborne-style, old-school béarnaise sauce means whisking over a double boiler and hoping that you don’t curdle this tarragon-flecked French classic. It also means plenty of butter and egg yolks. Yes, it’s delicious. But it’s neither healthy nor easy.
In our recipe for Asparagus Topped with Creamy Tarragon Sauce, we deliver a delicious version of béarnaise sauce without the fuss, fat and calories. The base of this simple no-cook sauce is reduced-fat mayonnaise, reduced-fat yogurt and lemon juice. Tangy, creamy and tasty, it only takes about 2 minutes to make.