White asparagus soup

    White asparagus soup

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    50min


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    About this recipe: A smooth and delicious soup that will warm the cockles of your heart. Enjoy with crusty fresh bread spread with lashings of butter. It's perfect for the cold winter months.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 600g white asparagus
    • 100g butter
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1.5L chicken stock
    • 100ml creme fraiche
    • 1 pinch chilli powder

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Peel tough stems of asparagus with a vegetable peeler. Cut into 3cm lengths.
    2. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Sauté the onion and cook over low heat until tender. Add the asparagus and cook for 5 minutes.
    3. Sprinkle the flour over the asparagus, mix well and cook over low heat.
    4. Pour the chicken stock over the asparagus, mix well with a wooden spoon then bring to the boil.
    5. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
    6. Liquidise the soup with a hand blender, in a liquidiser or food processor. Pass the soup through a fine mesh sieve.
    7. Season with salt, then add creme fraiche. Sprinkle with chilli powder and serve.

    Ingredients

    White asparagus can be found in speciality markets. If unavailable, use green asparagus.

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