Jun 16, 2010

Cream of Asparagus Soup

I'm flattered when people ask for a recipe but I very seldom use recipes myself. But God help the person who tries to take my cookbooks from me! I guess you could say I just 'preview' recipes using them as my guide - but then I do as I please and cook by trial and error. But with that said here's my  version of Cream of Asparagus Soup:
Flying by the Seat of my Pants Cream of Asparagus Soup

1 can chicken broth
1 bunch of asparagus
1 small onion
1 tblsp minced garlic
flour
butter
milk

Cut asparagus to bite size, add to broth and cook until tender. Add chopped onion and minced garlic.  In another pan melt about 3 tablespoons of butter,  adding enough flour to make a rue. Add milk to the rue to make a thickening sauce. Pour the sauce into the broth/asparagus pan adding milk as desired. Season to taste.  Puree if desired to make it creamier. We prefer ours with the asparagus chunks. (note: canned asparagus can be substituted for fresh) 
 Bon Appetite!

Imagine if you will a chef with a little more hair, minus the mustache!
Sad to say, the chin stays!


9 comments:

Sayit-baldys said...

JUST FINISHED SOME POTATO SOUP THAT A DAUGHTER FIXED FOR ME.

DICED POTATO CHUNKS, CHOPPED ONIONS, DASH OF GARLIC AND SALT AND MILD CHEDDAR CHEESE MELTED IN.

THE ASPARAGUS SOUNDS MIGHTY FINE TOO. sam

Dar said...

Your soup sounds su-perb, darling! I've made this and it is oh so delicious. Sams Potato soup sounds good too.
Got my eyes checked today- gotta get new specs- mercy are they pricey! But, good thing is, I will finally be able to see where I'm going again. HA!!
BlessYaSis

The White Farmhouse said...

Oh you dear sweet lady! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I am going to try this this weekend! The hubby is out of town, the kids don't like asparagus and I can have the whole thing all to myself! I better get out the fat pants!

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Don't you love browsing through cusine magazines?? Nothing better than commandeering a comfy chair at Barnes & Noble with a food magazine and stealing - I mean - copying a few recipes! Thanks for sharing .. I love asparagus and cream of asparagus soup sounds divine (even at six something in the morning)

Cindy

Kathy said...

This sounds so, so delicious! I LOVE asparagus soup, and this one looks easy with few ingredients. I can't wait to try it out. - Kathy

~mel said...

Ha!! Just read the fine print under the chef...lol.

Cathy Clementz said...

This is similar to what I make but I add some sharp cheddar cheese to mine. Now you've gone and made me hungry!

The Retired One said...

Yummm! Thanks so much for giving us your recipe...I have to try this!

Rosewood Cottage said...

thank you so much for this delicous recipe! :) We sure have had some strange weather here in Michigan this past week eh? Happy Thursday to you! :)

Nancy