Cream of Asparagus Soup

READY IN: 35mins
Sageca
Recipe by Millereg

This soup is wonderful served hot or cold. Half & half or milk may be substituted for the cream if fat content is a concern, although it won't taste quite as good.

Top Review by Anonymous

I made a modification (based ob another recipe that sound good but not quite there). 1/3-1/2 cup sour cream (I did not measure, used wbat was left in the container) plus one cup whole milk. Excellent recipe. I apologize Millie. I don't know how to follow a recipe any more! It turned out great though.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak and rinse asparagus.
  2. Remove top 1 inch of each spear, discard tough lower part, and reserve middle portion of stalks.
  3. In a 3-quart saucepan, over medium heat, sauté onion in butter for 3 to 5 minutes or until translucent.
  4. Add chicken stock, asparagus tips and stems, potato, celery, thyme, and pepper.
  5. Cover and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool.
  8. Remove asparagus tips and set aside.
  9. Place half of the soup at a time in a blender container.
  10. Cover and blend at high speed for 20 to 30 seconds or until very smooth.
  11. Pass through a fine sieve and return blended soup to saucepan.
  12. Add reserved asparagus tips and cream (or half and half, or milk) and heat thoroughly, or refrigerate to be served cold.
  13. Be sure to adjust the seasoning after you add the cream (or half& half, or milk), especially if you plan to serve it cold.

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