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Cream of Asparagus Soup
Contributed By: Admin

Preparation time: 25 mins
Total cooking time: 25-30 mins
Serves 4-6

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750 g fresh asparagus spears
60 g butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 Celery stick, chopped
1/4 cup plain flour
3 cups chicken stock
2/3 cup cream

1. Cut tips from asparagus spears. Finely chop spears. Drop tips into boiling salted water for 1 minute; drain.



2. Heat butter in a large pan, add onion, celery and chopped asparagus spears. Cook for 5 mins, stirring, until onion is soft. Add flour and stir until combined.

 3. Remove from heat, add stock, stirring until combined. Return to heat and simmer, covered, 20 - 25 mins, or until vegetables are tender. Add tips, simmer for another 5 mins.

4. Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender and process in small batches unit smooth. Return to pan; add cream and stir to combine. Stir soup over low heat unit heated through. Serve garnished with a sprig of fresh chervil, if desired.

Note:- This soup is equally delicious served chilled as a summer lunch dish.


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