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Recipe for family meals :

Asparagus Soup

It 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 alone.

This 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.

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking - love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren.

Ingredients

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

Method

  • Discard all but the top 6 - 8 cm of the asparagus spears - the lower part will make the soup bitter.
  • Cut the remainder into 2.5 cm lengths.
  • Reserve a few 1 cm tips for garnishing and cook these separately for 3 or 4 minutes in a little boiling water.
  • Bring the stock to the boil, put in the asparagus, the peas, the sugar and seasoning and boil until the vegetables are tender.
  • Purée the vegetables and stock in a food processor or blender or push through a sieve.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour and add the asparagus purée.
  • Bring to the boil, stirring in the milk.
  • To serve, stir in the cream and add a few asparagus tips to each bowl.

Serves 4

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