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Cream Of Asparagus

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As far as I am concerned, cream of asparagus is like a slice of heaven. It is mild and creamy and very satisfying! Take advantage of asparagus season to make this for a frugal price.
Ingredients
  Fresh asparagus 2 Pound, tips removed, woody ends cut (save tips for serving)
  White onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Low sodium vegetable stock/Chicken stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Nutmeg powder 1 Pinch (Optional)
  Cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Parsley 1 Teaspoon, chopped finely (for serving)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut the stalks of the asparagus in thirds.
2. Place the tips in a steamer and steam until tender. Set them aside for garnishing your soup.
MAKING
3. In a pot melt the butter and add the onion. Cook for 6 minutes until softened and translucent.
4. Put the cut asparagus and sauté for 4 minutes.
5. Pour the stock. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the asparagus is cooked through and tender.
6. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until creamy.
7. Return the soup to the pot and add the nutmeg and cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
8. Heat soup through turn off the heat.

SERVING
9. In a serving bowl, serve this soup garnished with asparagus tips.

TIPS
If you do not have an immersion blender, wait for the soup to cool down and blend it. Hot liquids can explode through the blender lid so be careful when dealing with them.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Asparagus
Restriction: 
High Fiber, Low Cholesterol
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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