Cream of Asparagus Soup

Recipe by Millereg
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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