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Felvételeim nyilvános publikálása engedély nélkül nem használhatók.



My granddaughter called it velvet soup today. The flavor is as delicate as it looks. After tasting this, you may not want it from a can again.

1 pkg. fresh asparagus
3 cups chicken stock
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
1-1/2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup whipping cream

• Wash the asparagus, but do not remove the woody ends.
• Place the asparagus and the chicken stock in a medium sized pot.
• Bring to the boil.
• Reduce heat, cover pot and slowly simmer until asparagus is very tender.
• Meanwhile make a roux from 3 Tbsp butter and 3 Tbsp flour.
• Remove roux from heat and gradually stir in the cold milk. Set it aside.
• When the asparagus is tender, remove 1 cup of the asparagus and set it aside.
• Remove pot from heat and add the milk and roux mixture.
• In batches, put the pot’s contents in a blender or food processor.
• Puree the soup.
• After each batch is pureed, press it through a fine sieve and into a clean pot. This will remove all the unwanted fibers.
• When the entire soup has been pureed and put through the sieve, chop the reserved asparagus discarding the woody ends.
• Put the chopped asparagus pieces back into the pot.
• Bring to a boil and slowly simmer for a couple of minutes.
• Adjust the salt and add ground pepper to taste.
• Remove pot from heat and stir in the whipping cream.
• After you add the cream, do not let soup come to a boil. If you need to reheat, just until steam begins to rise from the surface.



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