Cream of Asparagus Soup

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Cream Of Asparagus SoupBelieve it or not, Galveston Island is getting ready for a cool front.  We are going to have temperatures in the mid 80s during the day.  70s at night.  If we are getting this cool, I thought that the rest of the country must be cooler.  How is the weather by you?
Well, to celebrate I am making some cream of asparagus soup.  I have mentioned this before, but Jim really loves soup.  And any reason to give him what he loves.  LOL! 


This is a super easy and quick soup to make.  This recipe makes 4 servings(we serve in large bowls).  I think that you will enjoy it!


Cream of Asparagus Soup




1/4 cup margarine
1/2 onion, chopped, (about 1/2 cup)
1 clove garlic, crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
6 cups vegetable stock
1 cup of low fat sour cream, room temperature
2 teaspoons smoked paprika, for garnish

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add asparagus and saute another 4 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 30 minutes, until asparagus is very tender.
*Carefully transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Return to saucepan, stir in sour cream and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Transfer to serving bowls. Dust with paprika and serve.

Note:  When blending hot liquids: Remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor and fill it no more than halfway.  I personally prefer using an immersible blender.  You can do it right in the pot.  I have had few problems with spattering.  I do tend to keep the blender immersed when running it.  That seems to prevent problems.
Also, this is a great recipe to use when you have asparagus that looks like it might go south in the next day or two.  I hate to throw things away.



Cream of Asparagus Soup



4 thoughts on “Cream of Asparagus Soup

    purpleslobinrecovery said:
    September 11, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Our weather is still hot and hotter. If it gets down to 80 overnite, that’s cool!

    Liked by 1 person

    Lynz Real Cooking said:
    September 12, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Yumm we had 65 last week, now 80

    Liked by 2 people

    Melanie (DoesItEvenMatterWhoIReallyAm?) said:
    September 12, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Oh mah gawd that sounds to die for good! I’ve saved the recipe! Here in Salem, OR we are having near record breaking heat. In the 90s toast and again tomorrow… so I’ll have to wait on making that soup. Soon enough we’ll have our rainy weather which will be perfect for it though! Thanks for sharing! 😘 💖


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