Asparagus Soup W/lemon Creme Fraiche Recipe

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Asparagus Soup w/Lemon Creme Fraiche

Irana Brookshire

By
@sweetangel

This is a great first-course for a dinner party. It is very rich. I served it at a luncheon for some friends with a Waldorf Salad and some sourdough bread.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/4 c
butter
1 c
shallots, chopped (6 large)
2 lb
asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-in. lengths
2 tsp
ground coriander (opt.)
2 can(s)
(14 oz.) vegetable broth
1/4 c
creme fraiche or sour cream
1/2 tsp
fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp
grated lemon peel
2 tsp
cornstarch with enough cold water to mix
1 c
whipping cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots; saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add asparagus and coriander; stir 1 minute. Add vegetable broth; simmer until asparagus is tender (may take up to 30 minutes). Cool slightly.
2
Mix in the whipping cream and then cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened. (If it doesn't thicken within a few minutes, add a little more cornstarch and water mixture and if it is too thick, add a little water to thin it out.)
3
If your not using the Creme Fraiche, stir sour cream, lemon juice and lemon peel in a small bowl. Divide soup among bowls. Top with a dollop of Creme Fraiche or your sour cream mixture and serve.
4
NOTE: This is great served with herb croutons.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian