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Creamy Smooth Asparagus Soup

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Ingredients
  Garlic 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Asparagus 4 Cup (64 tbs), chopped
  Onions 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), finely chopped
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Chicken bouillon powder 1 Tablespoon
  Italian seasoning 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Rice wine vinegar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Smoked bacon 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a pot over medium high, heat oil add garlic and let it sweat for a few seconds.
2. Stir in the celery, onions, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt and chicken bouillon. Mix well and let it get toasted for a few seconds.
3. Pour in the water and add in the asparagus. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 15 seconds or until soft.
4. Once the vegetables are cooked, take 1 tablespoon of the cooked asparagus and put it into a small bowl and set aside.
5. In a blender, transfer the contents of the pot and blend well for 1 minute or until smooth.
6. Transfer this smooth asparagus mixture back into the pot, stir in the heavy cream, rice wine vinegar and let it simmer for another 2 minutes.

FINALIZING
7. In a skillet, add the chopped pieces bacon for the garnish and let it caramelize and brown for 5 minutes on medium high. Once done, remove and add it to the small bowl of cooked asparagus.

SERVING
8. Ladle a spoonful of the soup into a bowl and garnish it with the cooked asparagus and bacon pieces and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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