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Tomato-Basil Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup tomato puree
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Double boiler or a heatproof bowl and a saucepan
- Whisk

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, whisk together the egg yolks and lemon juice until thick and pale.
2. Gradually whisk in the melted butter, whisking constantly until the sauce thickens and becomes smooth.
3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the tomato puree and chopped basil.
4. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Serve immediately or keep warm until ready to serve.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Simmering water
Serving size:
- Makes about 1 cup of sauce

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 8g
- Cholesterol: 105mg
- Sodium: 60mg
- Carbohydrates: 1g
- Protein: 1g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use lime juice instead of lemon juice.
- You can use ghee or clarified butter instead of unsalted butter.
- You can use canned tomato sauce instead of tomato puree.
- You can use dried basil instead of fresh basil.

- Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
- Substitute the basil with other herbs such as parsley or tarragon.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice continuously to prevent curdling.
- If the sauce becomes too thick, add a tablespoon of hot water and whisk until smooth.

Storage instructions:
- Store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the sauce in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, whisking constantly until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the sauce over poached eggs, grilled vegetables, or roasted chicken.

- Garnish the sauce with chopped fresh basil or parsley.

- This sauce pairs well with grilled salmon, roasted asparagus, or sautéed mushrooms.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve the sauce with a side of roasted potatoes, steamed rice, or crusty bread.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the sauce curdles, remove it from the heat and whisk in a tablespoon of cold water until smooth.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use pasteurized eggs to prevent the risk of salmonella.

Food history:
- Hollandaise sauce is a classic French sauce made with egg yolks, butter, and lemon juice.

Flavor profiles:
- This sauce has a rich, creamy, and tangy flavor with a hint of tomato and basil.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the sauce warm or at room temperature.

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Taste: Creamy, Tangy, Herbal, Savory, Aromatic