2008/10/24

Simple asparagus soup

Asparagus soup - simple and tasty, Food For Tots

If you have lots of asparagus on hand and are running out-of-time, it is a perfect recipe for you to prepare a tasty asparagus soup with some simple ingredients and easy steps. It can be served hot or very well-chilled.

Source: Adapted and modified from The Delia Collection: Soup

Servings: 3-4

Ingredients:
450g asparagus
25g butter
½ medium onion (finely chopped)
½ slightly rounded tbsp plain flour
500 ml hot chicken stock (you can replace with vegetable stock)
75 ml double cream (I use thickening cream)
Salt and freshly grounded black pepper

Methods:
1) Slice tips from asparagus. Blanch in salted boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and reserve for garnishing.
2) Discard the tough, stringy white ends of the stalks. Chop the green parts into 2.5cm lengths.
3) Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and cook the onion for 5 mins.
4) Add in asparagus and sweat for about 10 mins with lid on. Stir occasionally.
5) Add in flour and stir again to soak up the juices.
6) Add in hot chicken stock, a little at a time, stirring after each addition.
7) Bring it to simmering point, season with salt and black pepper.
8) Simmer the soup under low heat for 20-25 minutes, partially covered.
9) Let the soup cool a little and puree in a food processer or blender in batches.
10) Adjust seasonings if necessary.
11) Stir in cream and re-heat gentlely for 3-4 minutes.

13 comments:

little prince's mummy said...

nice deco for the soup!~

Food For Tots said...

Hi little prine's mummy,
Tks for your kind comment. ;)

once in a blue moon... said...

gorgeous presentation!

Katie said...

Mmm...this looks delicious. Lovely presentation, too.

Food For Tots said...

Hi once in a blue moon,
Thaaaaaaanks! ;)

Hi katie,
Tks for your compliments! ;)

MamaFaMi said...

Lovely presentation and must taste yummy too..

Food For Tots said...

Hi MamaFami,
Tks for dropping by and your kind comments.

noobcook said...

woah! looks fantastic! this type of presentation can serve in restaurants :D

Food For Tots said...

Hi noobcook,
Tks for your compliment. Inform me if there is any vacancy for such post in the restaurant. Hehehe..>!

Pam said...

I love asparagus soup and your recipe sounds great. The photo is really wonderul.

Food For Tots said...

Hi Pam,
Give it a try. Hope your family will luv it. It is easy and tasty to me ;)

Coby said...

I love asparagus soup, but I don't think I've ever used onion in mine - I'll have to give it a go:)

Food For Tots said...

Hi coby,
R u allergy to onion or dislike the taste?