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Asian Asparagus Soup

  • Jan 16, 2009
  • Posted In Recipes

Asian Asparagus SoupIngredients:

  • large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
    Optional : crab meat or cooked chicken

Directions:

  1. Cook onion in butter in a 4 or 6-quart heavy pot over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened
  2. Add asparagus pieces and salt and pepper to taste, then cook, stirring, 5-10 minutes, until asparagus is tender
  3. Add 5 cups broth, and simmer for 1-3 minutes. At this point you have the option to add crab meat or chicken to the soup, then the heavy cream. For a light version add 1-2 table spoon of corn starch diluted in 1 tbsp of water to soup, instead of the heavy cream.

Serves: 4-6. You can puree the soup or leave it, it is delicious and healthy either way.