Creamy Asparagus

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Carmen Hall

By
@carmenhall

We eat fresh baked bread with it or French baguette . Nice on a cold winter evening . Enjoy

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    fresh asparagus
  • 1 can(s)
    beef broth
  • 3 can(s)
    chicken broth
  • 1/2 c
    yellow onions
  • 1/2 c
    sliced leek , well rinsed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    chili garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic pepper
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter

How to Make Creamy Asparagus

Step-by-Step

  1. Trim the top tips from the asparagus,about 1 to 1 1/2 inches inn length. Cut the woody stem ends from each spear and reserve. Cut the remaining tender stalks into 1/2 - inch pieces.
  2. In a medium pot , bring stock to a boil . Add the tough woody stems, lower the heat and simmer to infuse with asparagus flavor , 30 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and discard, reserving the stock .
  3. Add the top tip of the asparagus to the stock and blanch until tender , 2 minutes . Remove with a strainer and refresh in an ice water bath. Drain on paper towels and reserve the garnish. Reserve the stock.
  4. In a medium pan , melt the butter over medium high heat . When foamy add the onions and leeks and cook until tender , about 3 minutes . Add the garlic and the chili paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chopped asparagus stalks, salt and pepper , and cook, stirring for 2 minutes . Add the reserved broth and simmer until the asparagus is very tender, 20 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  5. With a hand -immersion blender or in batches in a food processor, puree the soup until smooth . Return to medium high heat and add the cream and reserved asparagus tips . Cook until soup is warmed through , about 3 minutes .

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About Creamy Asparagus

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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