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Asparagus Vichyssoise

Serves: 6 to 8

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Traditionally made with leeks and potatoes, this asparagus vichyssoise is served warm.

Ingredients

Preparation

In a heavy pot, heat oil or butter over medium heat and cook leeks, garlic and thyme for 5 to 6 minutes, or until leeks are soft.

Pour vegetable broth into the pot. Add chopped potatoes and simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes fall apart. Add asparagus and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, or until asparagus is tender.

Allow the soup to cool slightly and puree in batches in a blender or food processor. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in cream, if desired, and heat through.

Notes

If you would like a little garnish: Serve scattered with herbed croutons or with baguette slices spread with chèvre cheese.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

More about: asparagus

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really thick

Made it with russets as indicated and the soup was really starchy. Would try a different type if potatoe next time. Also took alot longer to cook asparagus than indicated.

Thank you for your comment!

Thank you for your comment! Russets do vary greatly in starch content. A little extra stock added to bring the soup to your desired consistency might be a good remedy.

Bon appetit!

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