Cream of Asparagus Soup

    Cream of Asparagus Soup


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    About this recipe: The perfect way to utilise fresh asparagus when it's in season. Asparagus is simmered with celery, chicken stock, potatoes and onions, before being pureed and blended with cream and seasonings.

    Serves: 6 

    • 50g margarine
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 sticks celery, chopped
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 litre water
    • 300ml concentrated chicken stock
    • 4 tablespoons chicken stock granules
    • 1 potato, peeled and diced
    • 450g fresh asparagus, trimmed and coarsely chopped
    • 175ml single cream
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Melt margarine in a heavy cooking pot. Add onions and chopped celery; saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in flour, mixing well. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly. Do not burn or let it go lumpy. Add water, chicken stock and chicken stock granules; stir until smooth. Bring to the boil. Add diced potatoes and chopped asparagus. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
    2. Puree soup in a food processor or liquidiser in batches. Return to pot.
    3. Stir in single cream, soy sauce and black and white pepper. Bring soup just to the boil. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve hot.

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