ASPARAG-SOUP-1(SPV) USENET Cookbook ASPARAG-SOUP-1(SPV)
SUMMER ASPARAGUS SOUP
ASPARAG-SOUP-1 - A light and simple asparagus soup
Every summer, it seems, the grocery stores are
cheap asparagus. Most of the classical recipes
soup produce a hearty winter-style soup. Here's
recipe for a delicious, light, thin soup that is
keeping with the time of the year that the glut
can leave out the chicken broth to make it a meatless
but it does require egg yolks.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4-6)
2 Tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 lbs fresh asparagus
2 Tbsp flour
6 cups boiling water
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup rich chicken broth (optional)
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup milk
(1) Melt the butter in a pan big enough to
soup. Sauté the onions for a few
transparent but not brown.
(2) Meanwhile, slice the asparagus into thin
Now add the sliced asparagus pieces to
and continue to sauté (over medium
heat) for 15 minutes, until most of the
has steamed out of the asparagus and
has just barely started to brown.
(3) Add the flour to the onion/asparagus
stir well to coat each piece with some
for 2 or 3 more minutes over medium-high
(4) Dump the boiling water into the asparagus
Add the (optional) chicken broth and
Simmer for 1 hour.
(5) Strain out the cooked asparagus, leaving
thin yellow-green soup.
(6) Thicken the soup with the 2 egg yolks.
milk and reheat the soup to serving temperature.
Add salt and fresh-ground white pepper
The slicing disk on a food processor does an excellent
of slicing the asparagus for this recipe. You can
use a food
mill, a china cap, or an ordinary sieve to strain
asparagus out of the broth.
Don't try to make this soup as a low-salt soup
out the salt. It will taste like dishwater if
you cook the
asparagus for an hour without salt. Don't try to
time by leaving the cooked asparagus in the broth
unstrained. It will ruin the texture.
Difficulty: easy to moderate (thickening soup with
is not a beginner's skill). Time: 10 minutes preparation,
hour simmering, 5 minutes finishing. Precision:
DEC Western Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, California,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nancy Mintz)
Subject: RECIPE: Fruit Cornish hens
Date: 27 Feb 87 08:48:24 GMT
Organization: Unix System Dev., ATT-IS, Summit,
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