Free Recipe Asparagus Soup #2

Recipe Type: Free Vegetable Recipes
Recipe Preparation: boil
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 6

Ingredients for Asparagus Soup #2 Recipe

1 1/2 lb Fresh asparagus washed and
-lb) peeled and cubed
-tough/dry ends removed 3 1/2
c Chicken stock
1/4 c (1/2 stick) unsalted
1 ts Lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1 c Carefully washed and chop
Paprika, optional
-leeks white part only 1/2
c Half-and-half
1/2 c Chopped onion
Creme fraiche/whipped cream
1/2 c Chopped celery
-for garnish
1 sm Baking potato (about 1/2

Asparagus Soup #2 Preparation

Snap off asparagus tips and set the stalks aside. Melt butter in a deep skillet with a cover. Add asparagus tips, onion, leeks, celery and potato. Cover lightly and cook over the very lowest heat until vegetables are soft, 20 minutes or more. Meanwhile, place chicken stock in a large saucepan with the reserved asparagus stalks, cut into large pieces. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered tightly, for about 30 minutes. Discard stalks and set stock aside. In a food processor, puree softened vegetables and add to the asparagus stock. Season with lemon juice, salt, white pepper and paprika, if desired. Allow to cool and refrigerate. Stir in half-and-half and serve garnished with a dollop of creme fraiche or whipped cream and a sprinkling of paprika, if desired.

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