Saturday, May 9, 2009
My Mom's Famous Asparagus Soup Recipe
1 lb asparagus chopped1/4 cup chopped onion2 cups chicken broth2 tbsp butter or margerine2 tbsp flour1/2 tsp saltdash pepper1 cup milk1/2 cupsour cream or yogurt1 tsp fresh lemon juicefresh chives for garnishIn a covered saucepan, boil the asparagus, onion, and 1 cup of the chicken broth. When asparagus is still tender and bright green blend to a puree (this puree can be frozen and used for future batches).In a large saucepan heat the butter and flour on medium to make a paste. Cook until golden. Stir occasionally as you add the 2nd cup chicken broth, making sure lumps don't form.Stir in the salt, pepper, puree, milk. Bring to a boil.Take soup off heat. Measure the yogurt or sour cream into a bowl and stir in spoonfuls of hot soup, little by little. Now, carefully stir this warmed yogurt or sour cream mixture back into the pan of soup.Add a teaspoon of lemon juice, or to taste.Serve in individual bowls, sprinkled with chopped chives.(makes 3 1/2 to 4 cups of soup)Thanks for this great recipe Mom!!!