Simple Cream of Asparagus Soup

Simple and delicious spring soup utilizing fresh in season asparagus.

Ingredients

  1. 2 tbsp butter
  2. 1 quart chicken stock
  3. 2 clove gralic (crushed)
  4. 2 bunch asparagus (chopped)
  5. 1 medium onion (diced)
  6. 1/4 tsp black pepper
  7. 2 pinch salt
  8. 1 tbsp diced fresh chives
  9. 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley
  10. 1/2 cup heavy cream

Method

  1. Peel and finely dice one medium onion And crush 2 cloves fresh garlic
  2. In a large sause pan melt butter over medium high heat Once butter is melted add diced onion and pinch of salt and sauté until soft and translucent About 10 mins
  3. And curshed garlic and sauté for about 1 more minute taking care not to brown garlic
  4. Add chicken stock Increase heat to high and bring to a boil Once boiling reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins
  5. Add chopped asparagus and parsley increase heat back to high Boil for approximately 5-10 mins or until asparagus is tender
  6. Once asparagus is tender reduce heat to low and puree using stick blender or food processor (caution soup will be hot) Strain soup if desired and return to pot Stir in black pepper pinch more salt and heavy cream
  7. Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with freshly chopped chives
  8. Enjoy!

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