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    Cream of Asparagus Soup

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    30 mins

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut tips from 12 asparagus
    2. 2
      1 1/2 inches from top and halve tips lengthwise if thick. Reserve for garnish.
    3. 3
      Cut stalks and all remaining asparagus into 1/2-inch pieces.
    4. 4
      Cook onion in 2 tablespoons butter in a 4-quart heavy pot over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened. Add asparagus pieces and salt and pepper to taste, then cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Add 5 cups broth and simmer, covered, until asparagus is very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
    5. 5
      While soup simmers, cook reserved asparagus tips in boiling salted water until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes, then drain.
    6. 6
      Purée soup in batches in a blender until smooth, transferring to a bowl (use caution when blending hot liquids), and return to pan. Stir in crème fraîche, then add more broth to thin soup to desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Bring soup to a boil and whisk in remaining tablespoon butter.
    7. 7
      Add lemon juice and garnish with asparagus tips.
    8. 8
      Cooks' note:.
    9. 9
      • Soup keeps, covered and chilled, 2 days. If making ahead, add last tablespoon butter and lemon juice after reheating.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cream of Asparagus Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (610 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 288.2
     
    Calories from Fat 194
    67%
    Total Fat 21.6 g
    33%
    Saturated Fat 12.9 g
    64%
    Cholesterol 63.6 mg
    21%
    Sodium 972.1 mg
    40%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.6 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
    21%
    Sugars 6.7 g
    27%
    Protein 12.1 g
    24%

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