Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pureed Asparagus Garlic Butter Soup

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 pound fresh asparagus
2 cloves of minced garlic sauteed in 3 tablespoons of butter
 1 can of chicken broth stock, heated and boiling in a small pan
salt and pepper -- to taste
 Garnish 2 tablespoons of Italian Bread Crumbs fried in 1 tablespoon of butter
Shredded mozzarella
Preparation:

Make the white sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Stir until smooth. Add milk; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to bubble.

Set aside.

Wash asparagus and cut in 1/2-inch pieces. Cook asparagus in a small amount chicken stock until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid. Set aside a few of the asparagus tips or pieces aside for garnish, if desired. Place in food processor to puree, pulse to desired thickness, set this  aside. Add enough boiling water to cooking liquid to make 1 cup, (this has great flavor in the liquid) add white sauce and pureed asparagus and garlic butter. Heat thoroughly; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add whole asparagus pieces. Garnish with bread crumbs, shredded mozzarella and serve.

25 comments:

Belinda said...

Ooo a great Sunday soup. Butter soup says it all for me!

Pam said...

Claudia, I love this soup and will have to try it. Perfect for the cold weather here!

Maria said...

Love this soup recipe!

Kelsey said...

this sounds wonderful!

Drick said...

this is the tops - winner of all soups if you ask me... creamy, flavorful, rich in asparagus and I like the addition of the tips toward the end

Spicie Foodie said...

Oh wow! Your soup recipe sounds so so good! I'd sure love a big bowl right now, thanks for sharing.

Greg said...

This sounds fantastic! If I do a "party" to christen the new kitchen this is going to be on the menu.

Victoria said...

Love this soup!! The breadcrumbs on top are the icing on the cake :)

Jennifer said...

Claudia, this soup sounds and looks outstanding! I can't wait to make it!

Swathi said...

Claudia, I haven't tried soup with asparagus that sounds delicious and adding garlic butter brings out more flavor.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious soup combination looks yummy

Magic of Spice said...

Oh I want this now...what a beautiful soup :)

Melynda said...

Oh my! I agree with Belinda!

Claudia said...

Soup, beautiful soup. I love everything about this - especially as we are all developing colds here. Comfort. Nourishment. Green! But tomorrow - I think we're doing your chicken cacciatore in a slow-cooker!

Bridgett said...

This is a great use of asparagus and I love the creamy texture. Perfect warming for our cold weather. I will be trying this.

Reeni said...

This looks amazing Claudia! Great shot!

Leslie said...

Thank you so very much for you super sweet comment on my video!!!! Maybe someday they will call, but until then , I will just keep on blogging!!!
Yummy looking soup!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
Wow, asparagus, heavy cream, and Italian breadcrubs too!

Bon appetit!
CCR
=:~)

alison said...

a perfect sunday soup!

April said...

I love making soup-- I find it's a calming and soothing thing to do. Your asparagus version sounds amazing! Comforting and tasty :)

Parsley Sage said...

Very yummy! Garlicy goodness :) Buzzed!

Erin said...

Oh yum, what a great sounding soup. And I love the bread crmbs on top too!

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Hi Claudia,

I love your asparagus garlic butter soup. I might just substitute the heavy cream with a lighter version. I can see the flavours are awesome.

http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

claire gallam said...

Amazing flavors! I have got to make this!

Mandy @ Cater to Me said...

Butter, asparagus, and garlic?? Only three of my absolute things ever! This looks and sounds absolutely incredible, thank you for sharing!