Cream Of Asparagus Soup Recipe

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Cream Of Asparagus Soup

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Serves:

4

Ingredients

1 lb
asparagus, fresh
1
onion, diced
1 Tbsp
butter
3 c
chicken stock
1
potato, peeled and diced
1 tsp
thyme, dried
1 c
milk
pinch
pepper
1
celery rib, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Soak and rinse asparagus; remove top 1 inch of each spear, discard tough lower part, reserving middle portion of stalks.
2
In a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, saute onion in butter for 3 to 5 minutes or until translucent.
3
Add chicken stock, asparagus tips and stems, potato, celery, thyme, and pepper; cover and bring to a boil.
4
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
5
Remove from heat and let cool.
6
Remove asparagus tips and set aside.
7
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.
8
Pass through a fine sieve and return blended soup to saucepan.
9
Add reserved asparagus tips and cream (or half and half, or milk) and heat thoroughly, or refrigerate to be served cold.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy