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    Asparagus and Leek Soup

    Asparagus and Leek Soup. Photo by NELady

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    16 hrs

    15 hrs

    1 hrs

    spatchcock's Note:

    Great soup.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Trim the tough ends from the asparagus and the tough green parts of the leeks and reserve the trimmings.
    2. 2
      Chop the trimmings coarsely and combine them with the onion and stock in a large saucepan.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
    4. 4
      Remove from the heat, strain the broth, and discard the trimmings.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, slice the leeks thinly and cut the asparagus into 1-inch pieces.
    6. 6
      Wash thoroughly.
    7. 7
      Heat the butter in a skillet over moderate heat and sauté the leeks for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
    8. 8
      Add the asparagus and sauté 2 more minutes.
    9. 9
      Transfer the asparagus and leeks to the stock and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
    10. 10
      Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
    11. 11
      Remove 1 cup of the vegetables with a slotted spoon and set aside.
    12. 12
      Puree the remaining soup in batches in an electric blender or food processor. Return to skillet.
    13. 13
      Add the reserved vegetables and bring to a simmer.
    14. 14
      Serve garnished with chopped chives.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 28, 2003

      45

      This soup is very good, I added a couple of small potatos, chopped small, to the soup at step nine, and it just thickened it up. ( I love potato soup!)

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    • on May 17, 2010

      55

      Very delicious! I followed the recipe as directed except I omitted the nutmeg (didn't have any fresh), subbed fresh ground black pepper for white pepper, and subbed scallions for chives to garnish. I used my hand immersion blender. Enjoyed with a turkey sandwich and fruit salad for lunch. Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus and Leek Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (368 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 244.1
     
    Calories from Fat 94
    38%
    Total Fat 10.4 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    24%
    Cholesterol 26.0 mg
    8%
    Sodium 581.3 mg
    24%
    Total Carbohydrate 26.4 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    13%
    Sugars 10.0 g
    40%
    Protein 12.7 g
    25%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh nutmeg

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