I took advantage of the upcoming St Patrick's Day to make this easy cream of asparagus soup. My daughter has never had asparagus before; I think she may have tried it once, a long time ago, when I was having an asparagus salad and she did not like it too much... So I needed a trick to make her try this soup. I started with a St Patrick's Day story and I made a clove from cheese that I placed onto her soup bowl. I already had a table mat full of cloves, so it was just perfect for our little game: we were counting all the cloves while eating a soup:) My trick worked out great, she loved the soup!
400g of asparagus
1/2 of onion
2 tablespoons of sour cream
2-3 tablespoons of flour
3 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
3 tablespoons of butter
1 slice of cheese
spices: salt, pepper
Step1 Cut off woody ends of asparagus; cut stalks into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) lengths. Prepare the vegetable or chicken broth following the instructions on the package you bought.
Step2 In a saucepan, melt butter and add onions. Stir all the time and when onions are turning golden add 1 tablespoon of flour.
Step3 Add asparagus and pour in broth. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until asparagus is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove 1/2 cup of the liquid: add sour cream and flour and mix together well. Pour it back to the soup and stir well. Cook for 1-2 min.
Step4 Mix everything together using a blender or food processor. Pour into a soup bowl. Cut a clover using a cookie cutter or a knife and place it gently on the soup. Enjoy!
Cream of asparagus soup - easy recipe for St Patrick's Day
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