Cream of asparagus soup is a soup prepared with asparagus, stock and milk or cream as primary ingredients.
Cream of asparagus soup may be served hot or cold, and the soup may be finished with various garnishes such as chives, crème fraîche and sour cream.
Asparagus, a light chicken or vegetable stock and milk or cream are primary ingredients. The cooked asparagus may be puréed or pulped in its preparation, and some preparations may combine both puréed and solid forms of asparagus, such as cooked asparagus tips. Puréed versions may be strained through a sieve to remove stray stringy asparagus matter. The use of thick pieces of asparagus can enhance the flavor of puréed versions of cream of asparagus soup, as can the use of fresh asparagus while it is in season (during spring).
700 g Green asparagus
20 g Olive oil
60 g Shallot or onion, chopped
60 g Celery ribs
10 g Garlic, germ removed & minced
1000 g Chicken, or veggie stock
100 g Potato
100 g Spinach Approximately
50 g Butter or 80g heavy cream
80 g White wine or Water