Cream of Asparagus Soupby Kimberley S in Rouxbe Recipes
Ultra-smooth and elegant cream of asparagus soup.
- Serves: 4 to 6
- Active Time: 45 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
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To prepare your mise en place, finely dice the onions and emince the garlic.
Snap the tough ends from the asparagus. Peel any thick stalks to remove the tough fibers. Cut into 1" -inch pieces. You may want to reserve about 10 asparagus tips to garnish the final soup with (optional).
Measure out the butter, flour and milk. Set aside.
Note: Vegetable or a light chicken stock can be substituted for the milk if desired.
Note: If garnishing with asparagus tips, blanch them for approximately 1 to 2 minutes or until just cooked through. Transfer to an ice bath to cool. Drain and dry. Cut in half lengthwise. Set aside.
To make the soup, melt the butter in a medium-sized pot over medium-low heat. Add the onions and garlic along with a pinch of salt. Gently sweat until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.
Next, singer with the flour and stir to combine. Temper in the milk a bit at a time. Turn the heat up to medium and bring the soup to a simmer. Stir often to make sure the bottom does not scorch. Simmer for approximately 5 to 10 minutes to cook off any starchy flavor.
Add the asparagus along with a good pinch of salt. Simmer until just tender.
Transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to do this in batches. Return the soup to a clean pot and bring just to a simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper and temper in the cream, if using. Serve in warmed bowls and garnish with the blanched asparagus tips, if desired.