I named this soup in my cookbook, in honor of my beautiful daughter Briana, it is by far her favorite Cream of Asparagus Soup. It is rich and nice and creamy, full of flavor from the hint of tarragon, and over all just can't be beat. Try it and see if you agree. We love soup in our household, and this one is at the top of the list.
1Saute onions in oil, in a large sauce pan over medium heat until tender.Then add broth, asparagus and tarragon. Simmer until asparagus is tender, about 10 minutes.
2Puree the asparagus mixture in blender or food processor, one third at a time, and set aside. In a dutch oven or soup kettle, melt butter, stir in flour, salt & pepper. Cook for 2 minutes or until golden. gradually add half & half. Stir into pureed asparagus, add lemon juice. Heat through. Garnish with finely shredded cheese if desired.
3Makes about 8 (1 cup) servings.
4Please try this soup with Kim Biegacki's Cheezy Crispies, posted here at this site. Cheesy Crisps