Cream of asparagus soup
"soup"Serves 4-6 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 12 minutes
Why I Love This Recipe
Delicious creamy soup
Ingredients You'll Need
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper (or white pepper)
2 cups milk
3/4 to 1 pound fresh asparagus
Salt (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)
1.In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter.
2.Blend in flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
3.Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes.
4.Gradually add the milk; cook, stirring constantly with a whisk until the mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Set aside.
5.Wash the asparagus, trim away the woody ends, and cut the spears into 1/2-inch pieces.
6.Cook the asparagus in a small amount of boiling water until tender, for about 5 minutes.
7.Drain the asparagus, reserving the cooking liquid. Set aside a few of the asparagus tips for garnish, if desired.
8.Mash or blend the remaining asparagus; set aside.
9.Add enough boiling water to the cooking liquid to make 1 cup; add the white sauce and pureed asparagus.
10.Heat thoroughly; season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.
Top the soup with the reserved asparagus tips and serve.
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