SPARGELSUPPE (WHITE ASPARAGUS SOUP)

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Ellen Bales

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"'Spargel' is easy to find if you live in Germany, it is more difficult living in the US. German asparagus is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, making it a popular indulgence, although pouring Hollandaise sauce over it makes it a very substantial, special German dinner."

If you can't find this asparagus in a local market, you may have to search online. I am told it can be very expensive, which would automatically make it quite a delicacy.

Recipe & photo: About.com/germanfood

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lb
    white asparagus, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces, heads reserved
  • 6 c
    broth, chicken or vegetable
  • 1/2 c
    half-and-half
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • ·
    dry white wine, to taste
  • ·
    parsley for garnish

How to Make SPARGELSUPPE (WHITE ASPARAGUS SOUP)

Step-by-Step

  1. Make sure you peel the asparagus before you chop it into small pieces. The thicker the asparagus, the better for peeling.
  2. In a 4-qt. saucepan, saute the onion in butter until soft. Add the pieces of asparagus, minus the heads, and steam for 5 minutes. Add the broth and boil gently for about 30 minutes, or until the asparagus is very soft.
  3. Puree the soup in batches in the blender (place a towel over the lid and hold down the lid so the hot soup does not splatter) or with a hand blender and return to pan.
  4. Bring soup to a simmer and add the reserved asparagus heads. Cook at least 5 minutes, or until they are fork-tender. Turn down the heat and add the cream. Do not boil further.
  5. Taste and add salt and freshly ground pepper as needed. You may also want to add a few spoonfuls of white wine, if you think the soup needs acidity. Garnish with parsley and serve while hot.

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