Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup

 Serves 4 -6


Cookware Used:

3 qt. Saucepan
Small Skillet
Food Processor


Ingredients :

  • 2 lbs. fresh asparagus
  • 6 cups of chicken stock
  • 9 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. onion (#2 cone)
  • 2pcs egg yolks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/4 fat-free light cream
  • 6 tbsp. flour
  • dash of white pepper


    Directions:

    1. Peel each asparagus stalk, removing skin and tough outer flesh.
    2. Cut stalks in 1/2" lengths and set them aside.
    3. In a saucepan, bring chicken broth to whistle with salt over moderate heat.
    4. Drop-in asparagus and cook slowly for 5 to 8 minutes or until just tender.
    5. Drain stock into a bowl, reduce heat to low and set tips aside.
    6. In the same saucepan, add 5 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat.
    7. Stir in flour - stirring constantly for a minute or two. Do not brown.
    8. Remove from heat, cool slightly, pour in the stock and whisk together until stock and roux are blended.
    9. Return to low heat - cook until soup is thickened s and is perfectly smooth.
    10. Lower heat to simmer.
    11. Stir in cut-up asparagus stalks and onions.
    12. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.
    13. Stir into the soup base and cook over low heat.
    14. Puree the soup through a food mill into a mixing bowl and then through a fine sieve and back into the pan.
    15. Blend egg yolks and cream in a medium-size mixing bowl, using a wire whisk.
    16. Whisk in the pureed soup, a couple of tbsp. at a time until fi cup has been added.
    17. Now whisk the warmed egg yolk and cream mixture into the soup.
    18. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
    19. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tbsp. olive oil.
    20. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.
    21. Add reserved asparagus tips and ladle soup into a tureen or serve individually.

    Nutrition:

    Why You Should Eat More Asparagus

    1. Many Nutrients But Few Calories
    2. Good Source of Antioxidants
    3. Can Improve Digestive Health
    4. Helps Support a Healthy Pregnancy
    5. Helps Lower Blood Pressure
    6. Can Help You Lose Weight
    7. Easy to Add to Your Diet

    Asparagus is a nutritious and tasty addition to any diet. It’s low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K.

    Additionally, eating asparagus has a number of potential health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, healthy pregnancy outcomes, and lower blood pressure.

    Plus, it’s inexpensive, easy to prepare, and makes a delicious addition to a number of recipes.

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