Betty's Asparagus Soup - Christmas

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Dec. 10, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Asparagus Soup for Christmas. This is a great, tasty addition to a holiday table.

Ingredients

Fresh asparagus 1 Pound
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Butter 3 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Medium , chopped
All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
Chicken broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground white pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Sour cream 3 Tablespoon

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Wash asparagus, pat dry with paper towel, cut off the bottom and discard. Cut the remaining asparagus into 2-inch pieces.

MAKING

2. In a medium sized pot, bring water to a boil, add asparagus pieces and cook about 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain well and reserve the liquid. Set aside.

3. In a deep skillet, melt butter and saute onion over medium heat for about 4 minutes or until translucent.

4. Add flour, stir constantly and cook for 5 minutes, or until mixture is thickened and golden.

5. Stir in reserved asparagus liquid and mix until smooth.

6. Add cooked asparagus pieces, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.

7. Turn off the flame and stir in sour cream. Let cool slightly.

8. In a blender, process the mixture until smooth. Return the mixture to skillet and heat, if needed. Do not boil.

SERVING

9. Serve soup hot garnished with shaved Parmesan and sprinkle of nutmeg.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 131Calories from Fat 68

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 473 mg19.71%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet