Definition of hollandaise sauce in English:

hollandaise sauce

noun

  • A creamy sauce of melted butter, egg yolks, and lemon juice or vinegar, served especially with fish.

    • ‘The all-day breakfast brings together one of the most sublime combinations of ingredients - bacon and eggs, toasted muffins and buttery hollandaise sauce.’
    • ‘While never threatening to reach the same heights as my beef, Vicky's salmon with asparagus and hollandaise sauce got a definite thumbs-up.’
    • ‘Or serve with hollandaise sauce; or use it as vegetable with an exotic dip.’
    • ‘Eggs Benedict and eggs florentine with hollandaise sauce are also a must, so you'll have to keep going back for more.’
    • ‘The rest of the food was okay, nothing extraordinary, but it hit the spot and satisfied you in a way only eggs in hollandaise sauce can.’
    • ‘Breakfast ranges from a croissant and three jams, at $3, to the manuka house smoked salmon with sautéed spinach, toasted croissant, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce for $13.’
    • ‘My companion, Vicky, began with grilled oysters with crispy bacon and hollandaise sauce, which was particularly special.’
    • ‘The fishcakes erred reassuringly on the enormous side, towering above a small pile of water cress salad and a pool of hollandaise sauce.’
    • ‘For the main course I had the spinach and mushroom pancake served with hollandaise sauce and cafe salad for €8.75.’
    • ‘If you opt for a fish dish for your main meal, diver harvested scallops wrapped in bacon with hollandaise sauce is sure to get the mouth watering.’
    • ‘A dressing of lemon butter or hollandaise sauce suits it.’
    • ‘But there's nothing like a vibrant yellow hollandaise sauce.’
    • ‘The dish was anointed with a gentle, green-flecked, herby hollandaise sauce.’
    • ‘A waitress in a tartan tie and black waistcoat is timidly asking the busy canapé-constructing chef, ‘What's hollandaise sauce?’’
    • ‘My grilled smoked salmon with hollandaise sauce was unremarkable, but - as with all the dishes - came in commendably industrial quantities.’
    • ‘All mains were served with vegetables and potatoes, but we went for broccoli with hollandaise sauce, a moreish combination to say the least.’
    • ‘Personally I can't think of anything nicer, especially if someone makes a little jug of hollandaise sauce to go with it.’
    • ‘Dishes include a vegetarian choice, comfort food such as sausages and mash or steak and kidney pie, and a more a la carte selection such as salmon in a hollandaise sauce or chicken chasseur.’
    • ‘I went for the tower of Scottish salmon with spinach purée and a dill hollandaise sauce.’
    • ‘Pregnant women should avoid foods made with raw or partially cooked eggs, like egg nog and hollandaise sauce.’

Origin

French hollandaise, feminine of hollandais ‘Dutch’, from Hollande ‘Holland’.

Pronunciation

hollandaise sauce

/ˈhäləndāz ˌsôs//ˈhɑləndeɪz ˌsɔs/