Creamy Asparagus Soup

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My dad grew up hating asparagus, it's the one vegetable I never had growing up. The first time I had it was after college. But I love them today and I think this soup is all about celebrating spring. The asparagus is roasted to crisp up the edges and help add a roasted flavor into the soup. The cream makes the soup silky smooth and truly addictive. I think my dad would even give this one a try.

Asparagus Soup

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 322kcal
Author: SatMorning21

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Asparagus
  • 3 cloves Garlic roasted
  • 2/3 Onion diced
  • 2/3 Cup Cream
  • 6 Cups Chicken broth
  • 3/4 Cup Chardonnay
  • 1 T Herbs de Provence
  • 3 TB Olive oil plus 1 T
  • 1 T Salt
  • 1/2 T Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a sheet pan, coat the asparagus with 1 TB oil and sprinkle with some salt. Place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Peel the garlic and wrap in tin foil along with 1 T olive oil. Place in the oven along with the asparagus. Cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  • In a pot over medium heat, add the remaining olive oil and warm for a few minutes.
  • Add the onions to the pot and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove the asparagus from the oven and place on a cutting board. Chop off the tops of the asparagus and save for later. Chop the stalks into 1 to 2 inch sections and put into the pan with the onion. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and herbs de provence to the pot and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the wine and cook for 4-5 minutes, until it reduces.
  • Add the broth to the pot. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Pour the soup into a blender and puree until smooth, about 2 minutes on high. Strain the soup through a chinois, or a fine mesh strain, back into the pot.
  • Add cream and asparagus top and cook for another 15 – 20 minutes, uncovered.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 3056mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1472IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 5mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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