for family meals :
is many years since Hub-UK was first launched. It has
been created from recipes contributed form all over
the world, from professionals and amateurs alike. A
great many of the recipes do not have any details as
to who sent them in or from where they came. It would
be a shame not to share them with you for this reason
is one such recipe. If you know where it originated,
or perhaps it is even yours, let me know and I will
add the necessary credits and acknowledgements.
most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking
- love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia
20 asparagus spears
900 ml chicken stock
225 g green peas
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
25 g butter
25 g plain flour
150 ml milk
6 tbsp double cream
all but the top 6 - 8 cm of the asparagus spears -
the lower part will make the soup bitter.
the remainder into 2.5 cm lengths.
a few 1 cm tips for garnishing and cook these separately
for 3 or 4 minutes in a little boiling water.
the stock to the boil, put in the asparagus, the peas,
the sugar and seasoning and boil until the vegetables
Purée the vegetables and stock in a food processor
or blender or push through a sieve.
the butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour and add
the asparagus purée.
to the boil, stirring in the milk.
serve, stir in the cream and add a few asparagus tips
to each bowl.