Ally


Last night it was raining cats and dogs so I decided for supper a pot of warm, hearty soup was in order. I ended up trying out this new recipe for roasted asparagus soup and bringing it over to Mr. S.'s house where we opted against subjecting ourselves to Mother Nature's wrath ( I'm pretty sure the barrage of thunder and lightening were the deciding factor) and instead enjoy a night in watching movies with this furry beast...our favorite little third wheel. I mean, how can you resist this cute face?




Oh! The soup turned out to be amazing- not a drop left...the perfect blend of creaminess and fresh vegetable. Mr. S. has decided it's his new favorite and since it's so easy to make (and asparagus is so cheap at the farmers market right now--$2 a bunch!)...it looks like I might be making this recipe again soon.

Roasted Asparagus Soup (adapted from Pictures and Pancakes)
Serves 2-3

Ingredients

2 bunches asparagus, coarsely chopped

3-4 large cloves garlic, minced

1 med-lrg yellow onion, coarsely chopped

1-2 tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 cups chicken stock

1/2 cup heavy cream (or whipping cream)

salt & pepper

Instructions
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Gently wash your asparagus stalks and snap off the woody ends. Cut the stalks into 1-inch pieces (roughly).
3. Mince your garlic and chop your onion.
4. Toss the asparagus, garlic, onion onto a baking pan. Coat with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
5. Roast for about 20 minutes.
6. Transfer to a food processor. Add cream and stock. Puree well.
7. Season to taste.
8. This soup can be served hot or chilled (we found that we liked it served hot better).

Optional: Top soup off with some grated Parmesan or add a squeeze of lemon.
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5 Responses
  1. sporkgasm Says:

    Sounds like I have a new soup to attempt to make. Only I think I'll do it with "no chicken" stock and unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. I know, I ruin everything!


  2. Ally Says:

    Hey, if it tastes totally different or ick- you can't come back to me and grouse! My soup was delish. ;)


  3. sporkgasm Says:

    Grouse? You are the only person on earth who uses that word. I kind of like it.

    If it is yucky I'll make it your way. I find that lightening up my soups has worked for me.


  4. Ally Says:

    I know, Scott makes fun of me. I think there's a 90 year old lady trapped in my body. I like to use "willy-nilly" and "happenstance" too.


  5. Carole Says:

    Hi there, this is a really nice post about asparagus. It would be great if you linked to it in my Food on Friday series. This week it is about all things asparagus. Food on Friday


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