Soup

Asparagus stalks blended into a creamy soup

May 8, 2008
I called my friend to check up on how was her day, She was in a hurry & I wondered what was up !!!!!!

She hung up on me and telling me to give her buzz after 15 minutes,

I waited for the clock to complete exactly 15 mins and buzzed her to find what ‘s keeping her so busy.

She paused and said she was in hurry and so she had to finish cooking dinner. So my next obvious question was what was she cooking for dinner, any clues for me to ignite my creative cooking cells

Asparagus soup!

Wow! Sound’s really delicious

My brain latched on to the signal and a hypothetical strong kick goaded my thinking process, let me also try this out with my variation. I got her recipe and googled to find some variation. Soon I was flooded with so many ideas and varieties of blending these divine stalks into a delicious creamy soup.

Kitchen junkies like me who have tapped into the cooking passion can hardly wait to try new dishes. What better way to beat the blues than with the soup of a few green spears and some toasted bread and a slice of cheddar cheese to accompany it? A glass of red would be overdoing it.

So here goes the asparagus soup!


1 bunch of Asparagus spears
1 medium boiled potato
3 cloves of Garlic minced
½ cup milk
1 tbslp of cream
Dried herbs to garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ tsp ground nutmeg (optional)

Method
1- Trim the woody edges of the asparus.
2- Chop the tip and retain the middle portion
3- Chop the middle stalk into small pieces.
4- Boil the woody edges in 2 cup approx water for 10 mins
5- Drain and retain the stock.
6- Heat oil in a pan and sauté Garlic
7- Add the chopped middle portion.
8- Cover and cook till they are tender
9- When done blend them very well together with boiled potato and adding the stock.
10- Transfer them to a saucepan and add milk.
11- Keep stirring and don’t let it boil
12- Season it with salt, pepper and nutmeg
13- Garnish it with cream and dried herbs
14- Serve hot with bread.
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PS- Sauté the tips in oil and add them to the soup, they taste excellent!!!!!!!!

This is my contribution to fresh produce of the month hosted by Marta of

http://italianintheus.blogspot.com/

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14 Comments

  • Reply Cham May 8, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Sounds creamy and delicous, love the green colour too 🙂

  • Reply bee May 8, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    lovely you could send this for marta’s event.
    http://italianintheus.blogspot.com/2008/05/fresh-produce-of-month-roundup-and-new.html

  • Reply priyaskitchen May 8, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    oooh i love asparagus soup…

  • Reply Uma May 8, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    refreshing soup. Looks great.

  • Reply ranji May 8, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    oooo i love asparagus!!so i can imagin how tasty the soup must have been..unfortunately my hubby doesnt like soups:(…but i would love to have some:)

  • Reply Priyanka May 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Have never tried asparagus soup- somehow i have always thought of it as being bland (wierd since i have never tasted it but thats me:)) the pic is absolutely tempting….your blog layout is pretty good- very clear and distinct- and some of your recipes have a detailed version with the pictures which is pretty good too.

  • Reply Divya Vikram May 8, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Havent tasted asparagus..should try this one..looks yummy..thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Madhavi May 8, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    wow soup looks great, lovely presentation!!!thanxx for sharing..

  • Reply Kevin May 9, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Nice looking asparagus soup! I like the swirling pattern.

  • Reply Asha May 9, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Absolutely delcious soup, looks great!:)

  • Reply easycrafts May 9, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Looks so creamy….

  • Reply meeso May 10, 2008 at 12:34 am

    I have never had asparagus soup but it looks and sounds delicious 🙂

  • Reply Divya Vikram May 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I made this soup for MBP..tasted great..thanks for sharing

  • Reply chemcookit May 16, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Oh, wow! It looks so good! Thanks a lot 🙂 I actually never had a real asparagus soup! I have to try this. 🙂

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