Monday, June 20, 2011

Asparagus Soup

I still don't understand this one but the Monster ate this soup and even asked for more...


- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, (2 bunches) tops and bottoms trimmed. save tops
- 6 onces potatoes, chopped
- 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/2 cup cream, (or milk)


1. melt butter in heavy bottom pot on medium heat. Add onions, garlic and saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Do not allow garlic to brown.

2. While onions are cooking, cut the asparagus into 3/4 inch pieces. When onions are soft add add asparagus (reserve the tips), potatoes and cook for about 6 minutes. Add broth and raise the heat until soup boils. Once boiling reduce to low and simmer covered for 20 minutes.

3. While soup is cooking, blanch asparagus tips. and place aside for garnish.

4. Once soup is cooked add all remaining ingredients except for asparagus tips. and blend using the emersion blender.

5. toss is the tips and serve.

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