Creamy Asparagus Soup

Recipe by KellyMac6
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 5 cups




  • Melt butter in a 4-quart saucepan over medium low heat.
  • Add shallots and crushed garlic and saute over medium low heat for about 5 minutes. Do not allow to brown.
  • When shallots are soft, add asparagus, reserving the tips for garnish, and potato to saucepan and cook for about 6 minutes, until the asparagus is bright in color.
  • Add wine. Raise the heat to bring the wine to a boil. Reduce the wine until a scant tablespoon remains.
  • Add chicken stock. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  • While simmering, blanch asparagus tips and dry.
  • Use immersion blender, or transfer to blender/food processor and blend 30 to 45 seconds.
  • Return to pot if necessary.
  • Add salt, pepper and basil.
  • Stir in cream.
  • Serve soup hot, garnished with reserved asparagus tips.