Monday, April 12, 2010

Asparagus Soup

I had a bunch of asparagus to use up, so I decided to make a soup. I chose this recipe from because it didn't call for any heavy cream. I think it was the only one. I made several changes based on suggestions from reviewers, plus a few of my own. The pictures below don't represent all of the steps, but they cover the major ones.

The main ingredients. Yes, you are supposed to separate the asparagus into three groups: tips, middles, and ends. No, it's not required to stack them into pyramids. I'm just extremely OCD.

Each part of the asparagus is added at different times and cooked in different ways. I used celery instead of leeks. I didn't have any leeks.

The tender part of the celery simmering in butter and olive oil with diced onion.

After everything is cooked and combined, it's all liquefied in the food processor. I made enough to feed the Goslin family.

The seasonings and lemon juice are added during the final simmer. I took a few liberties to suit my own pallet. There's certainly more salt than called for.

Soup's on


Allred's said...

Your soup looks really good. Dad keeps teasing me because I take so much time preparing my food and making it perfect that by the time I sit down to eat they are already done. Cooking is a passion of mine too. But, I have had to put it on hold to have a family. It is no fun to start making something and then get distracted every few minutes just to go back to it and realize it's burnt or something. I really enjoy cooking new things and I also go to I love your cooking posts so keep them coming.

ashleyboice said...

Shane. You forgot to mention what you thought of the soup.

Supercords said...

I'd give it a B-. It was good, but I know it would be even more delicious if it was packed with cream or coconut milk. However, for a "healthy" soup, without meat, it's pretty dang good. I ate it with garlic toast.

Nichols Family said...

What's the Soupe du jour?

It's the Soup of the Day.

Mmmmm. That sounds good. I'll have that.

Kelsey K. Hartley said...

Looks good. I'm going to try this since asparagus is now on sale.

your average nobody said...

I tried a roasted asparagus and chicken soup after I saw your post. It was eaten but will never be made again. Would you make this one again?

Supercords said...

I would make it again, although I'd probably use the same tweaks I did this time, plus add some bacon or ham. I've added some bacon to a single bowl, and it was even better.