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Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup ~ The Complete SavoristAs far as  friends go, I have some of the best.  But their love of asparagus is going to be my undoing.  This week alone I have cooked with four pounds of the stuff and I used additional two pounds today.  I still have at least one pound left in the refrigerator that was picked up TODAY at the farmer’s market.

It turned cold today, rain threatened to ruin the market and the outdoor art show, Summerfest, we planned to attend today.  No rain ever came, just some chilly wind and thick cloud coverage. Soup felt like the perfect way to both warm up and to use up a bunch of those bunches I have here.I wanted to make something simple, classic, tasty, but fairly quick.  This fit the bill perfectly.

Shallots and onions for Creamy Asparagus Soup ~ The Complete Savorist

Shallots & onions

 

Cooking the Asparagus Creamy Asparagus Soup ~ The Complete Savorist

Blanching the asparagus

 

Pureed Creamy Asparagus Soup ~ The Complete Savorist

Pureed

 

Adding the cream to Creamy Asparagus Soup ~ The Complete Savorist

Adding the cream

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 5 bacon slices; crumbled
  • 1 shallot; diced (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup spring onions; diced
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp . fresh thyme; chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic; minced/grated
  • 2 lbs asparagus; trimmed
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cream

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, cook the bacon on medium-high heat.
  2. Once the bacon is cooked, remove it, set it on a paper towel, allowing it to soak up the grease.  Remove all but 2-3 tablespoons of bacon fat and then add the shallots and onions to the hot pan.
  3. Cook the shallots and onions until they begin to caramelize, around 8 minutes.  Stir frequently.
  4. While the onions are cooking, prepare the asparagus by removing the woody ends and washing it.
  5. Once the onions and shallots have cooked, add the broth, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  6. Bring it to a boil and add the asparagus.
  7. Cook the asparagus for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Turn off the burner.
  9. If using an immersion blender, puree until smooth.
  10. If using a standing blender, pour the broth and asparagus in and puree, until smooth.
  11. Transfer back to the hot pot.
  12. Add the cream.  Mix well.
  13. Garnish with the crumbled bacon.
  14. Enjoy

Creamy Asparagus Soup ~ The Complete Savorist

 Creamy Asparagus Soup ~ The Complete Savorist

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Terri S
    June 15, 2014 at 7:16 am

    WOW! This looks so good. I love, Love, LOVE asparagus!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Terri, Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the soup. It was truly very easy to make!

  • Reply
    Shannon
    June 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    This looks so good. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 18, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks so much Shannon, if you love asparagus and don’t mind some cream…and a little bacon, this is the perfect soup.

  • Reply
    Brigid OHara Koshko
    June 18, 2014 at 6:53 am

    The temperature here is starting to sky rocket so cooking and eating hot, heavy food appeals to no one in our family. This is a recipe we are going to try. Thanks for posting.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Brigid, while it may be getting warm where you are, and the soup is still a warm dish, it is light and yet filling with the cream and bacon.

  • Reply
    alihaider
    June 18, 2014 at 9:47 am

    It seems to be a lucrative recipe to taste.Thanks for presentation

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Alihaider, The soup is very decadent with the cream added. If you love asparagus, you will love this soup. Thank you for stopping by.

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        alihaider
        June 19, 2014 at 3:39 am

        I love asparagus& your nice soup

  • Reply
    Michelle
    June 22, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I love asparagus so I’m sure to like asparagus soup…

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Michelle, I hope like it. It is really simple to make. Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 12, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Green pea dish before…now a green soup….St.Paddy’s is NEXT week 😉

    Just kidding, this looks so good and comforting!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 12, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Well, green is my signature ca-la! (name the movie, subbing pink for green.) Let’s see how well you know your American cinema and the classics (modern, not the b/w stuff).

  • Reply
    Sheryl @Lady Behind The Curtain
    March 12, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I love asparagus! This looks great.

  • Reply
    Karly
    March 12, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    This looks delicious! I am such a fan of spring asparagus!

  • Reply
    Jeff the Chef
    June 23, 2015 at 5:31 am

    This looks good! I wonder how it’d taste cold?

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 23, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Hmm, good question, I have not considered it cold…

  • Reply
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    June 23, 2015 at 7:14 am

    This looks so creamy and delicious. I adore asparagus and am always looking for new way to serve it. Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try this.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 23, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      Hope you enjoy it Renee.

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