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Cream of Asparagus Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 large leeks
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. asparagus
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Directions:

Trim roots and leaves from leeks, leaving only white and about 2 inches of green sections. Split lengthwise; slice crosswise about 1/4 inch thick. Sautee leeks in butter in saucepan until softened. Stir in chicken broth, potatoes, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Trim 1 1/2 inches from asparagus tips; reserve for garnish. Trim off woody stem ends; discard. Chop remaining asparagus into 1 inch pieces. Add to boiling soup. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until veggies are tender. Transfer soup to blender container. Puree until smooth. Return soup to saucepan. Stir in cream. Heat through. Garnish each serving with steamed asparagus tips. 6 servings.

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By Robin from Washington, IA

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I think the chicken broth in this soup give a great flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 can undiluted chicken broth
  • 1 can water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions:

Put asparagus and the water it is packed in into a blender and puree. In heavy saucepan, melt margarine; add flour and mix well. Then add chicken broth, water and pureed asparagus. Simmer 5 minutes. Add cream and heat until warm. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

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By Robin from Washington, IA

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups asparagus, chopped

Melt butter and saute onion until clear. Add flour, salt and pepper. Add milk and chicken stock. Cook and stir until it boils & thickens.

Cook asparagus in a small amount of water. Drain. Add to the sauce. Blend until texture is as smooth as you like.

Serve hot garnished with grated cheddar cheese. Makes 3 - 4 cups.

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Answers:

Cream of Asparagus Soup

This recipe sounds very interesting and I dearly love asparagus. My only suggestions: I'd leave out the flour and use potato flakes instead. Also, instead of cooking the asparagus in water I'd probably cook it in some kind of stock. IMO, all water is good for in a kitchen is making coffee or making stock, or washing dishes. I never cook with plain old water. (08/20/2005)

By Alph

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