March 15, 2012
Cream of asaparagus soup is super simple to make and truly highlights this spring vegetable. Garlic and onions are sauteed with chicken stock and white wine before the asparagus is added. You can puree the soup with an immersion blender or stand blender. Add the cream and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper at the very end. Visit your local farmer's market this weekend and pick up some fresh asparagus to make this soup.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and chopped- reserve tips
1/2 cup heavy cream
Add onions and garlic; cooking until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add reserved asparagus tips.