Briana's Favorite Cream of Asparagus Soup

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Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8 hearty servings depending on appetite
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    chopped onions
  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 2 can(s)
    14 1/2 oz. each chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 lb
    fresh asparagus, trimmed & cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3 c
    half & half cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • ·
    shredded swiss cheese

How to Make Briana's Favorite Cream of Asparagus Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Saute 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.
  2. Puree 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.
  3. Makes about 8 (1 cup) servings.
  4. Please try this soup with Kim Biegacki's Cheezy Crispies, posted here at this site.
    Cheesy Crisps

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About Briana's Favorite Cream of Asparagus Soup

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Recipe For: The Best Asparagus



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