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Asparagus Soup Recipe

February 25, 2015 ‐ Sylvaine HughsonPosted by ‐ Under: Recipes

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Enjoy this deliciously creamy & nourishing soup on a cold winter’s day – it will warm you from the inside out!

Asparagus

Asparagus Soup

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time:  25 Minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

2 medium onions, peeled and chopped

3 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 quarts organic chicken stock

4 red organic potatoes, washed and cut into quarters

2 bunches tender asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces

2 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Creme fraiche* (European-style sour cream)

Directions:

1.  Sauté onions gently in butter until tender.

2.  Add stock, garlic and potatoes.

3.  Bring to a boil and skim.

4.  Simmer for about 15 minutes.

5.  Add asparagus and simmer another 10 minutes or so until tender.

6.  Blend with a handheld blender.

7.  Pass the soup through a strainer to remove any strings from the asparagus.

8.  Season to taste.

9.  Reheat gently, ladle into heated bowls and serve with creme fraiche.

*Creme Fraiche

Combine 1 pint good quality cream and 1 tbsp whole-milk buttermilk, stir well, cover tightly and place in a warm spot for 20-24 hours. Chill well.

~Courtesy of Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

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