Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy Milk
Meal type Lunch, Soup, Starter
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
When the markets are teeming with asparagus, enjoy this quick and easy satisfying soup. Toasted Acme Levain is a great accompaniment.

Ingredients

  • 1 Large onion (chopped)
  • 5 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1lb asparagus (rough ends trimmed off, chopped)
  • 1.5 quarts chicken or vegetable stock (homemade is best)
  • 1 tablespoon meyer lemon zest
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • nutmeg

Directions

Step 1
Melt butter in stock pot
Step 2
Sweat the onions, garlic and celery with salt added early
Step 3
Add asparagus, stir and saute a minute or two
Step 4
Add wine & stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender
Step 5
Remove from heat, puree soup until velvety smooth
Step 6
Remove from heat, stir in cream
Step 7
Stir in lemon zest, adjust salt & pepper, and serve