Asparagus soup has a fantastic colour and is very good for you, it’s great to make in advance and to eat on the go(Serves 4)
Peperation time 15min Cook time 30 min
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 50 g unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 12 stems asparagus, hard ends removed and finely chopped, reserve 4 heads for a garnish
- 800 ml vegetable stock
- 100 g spinach
- 4 tbsp creme fraiche
- 2 tbsp chives, chopped
1. Place a saucepan on the heat, add a little olive oil and the butter, then add the onion and garlic sweat for 5 minutes on a low heat.
2. Now add the asparagus and continue to sweat for another couple of minutes, add the vegetable stock bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Add your spinach to the soup and simmer for 2 minutes then remove from the heat and put into a blender and blitz or use a stick blender straight into the pan.
3. Mix the crème fraiche with the chopped chives and a touch of salt and pepper to taste. To serve pour the hot soup into the bowl, place a spoonful of the chive crème fraiche on top of the soup and the asparagus head on top of the crème fraiche.
Sourced: Webpage(Online)Good food channel (2014) http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/657272 (Last Accesed 21/04/2014)