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    Creamy Asparagus Soup With Seared Scallops

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    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Snap off the tough stem ends from the asparagus spears.
    2. 2
      Cut the tips, each about 2 inches long, off 4 spears.
    3. 3
      Set the tips aside.
    4. 4
      Chop the remaining asparagus into 1-inch pieces.
    5. 5
      Bring a large pot two-thirds full of generously salted water to a boil over high heat.
    6. 6
      Add the chopped asparagus and cook until bright green and just tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
    7. 7
      Using a slotted spoon or long-handled strainer, transfer the asparagus to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
    8. 8
      When the asparagus is cool, drain and set aside.
    9. 9
      In a heavy soup pot over medium heat, melt 3 Tbs of the butter.
    10. 10
      When the butter is just hot, add the shallots and sauté, stirring occasionally, until tender and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
    11. 11
      Add the chopped asparagus and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes.
    12. 12
      Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the cream and stock.
    13. 13
      Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
    14. 14
      Stir in the spinach and cook for 2 minutes more.
    15. 15
      Transfer the soup to a blender and puree until smooth, about 2 minutes.
    16. 16
      Pass the soup through a chinois into a clean saucepan and keep warm over very low heat.
    17. 17
      Season the scallops with salt and pepper.
    18. 18
      In a small sauté pan over medium-high heat, melt the remaining 1 Tbs butter.
    19. 19
      When it is nearly smoking, add the scallops and cook until evenly browned and slightly translucent in the center, about 2 minutes per side.
    20. 20
      Divide the scallops among 2 warmed soup bowls.
    21. 21
      Add the reserved asparagus tips to the sauté pan and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes.
    22. 22
      Taste the soup and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
    23. 23
      Ladle the soup into the bowls, garnish with the asparagus tips and serve immediately.

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Asparagus Soup With Seared Scallops

    Serving Size: 1 (611 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 785.6
     
    Calories from Fat 626
    79%
    Total Fat 69.5 g
    107%
    Saturated Fat 42.6 g
    213%
    Cholesterol 246.3 mg
    82%
    Sodium 370.2 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.3 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
    20%
    Sugars 5.1 g
    20%
    Protein 22.2 g
    44%

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