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FebruaryViolet
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jonni
Elsmere Kentucky
USA
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Posted - Mar 08 2010 :  06:10:10 AM  Show Profile
This recipe came from Bon Appetit~ I made this last night for a light supper (we cleaned all day and organized, so I was pooped!) It was a great way to welcome in the season~very fresh, and even with cream, it was only a 1/2 cup so I imagine this to be a not overly fattening soup.

2 lbs. fresh green asparagus
1 medium onion, chopped
3 tbsp. butter
5-6 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice

Chop asparagus from tip to end in 1/2 inch pieces. Set aside.

Saute chopped onion in 2 tbsp. butter until softened. Add asparagus pieces and saute about 5 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Add 5 cups of stock and bring to simmer for 15-20 minutes until very tender. Working in batches, remove asparagus/stock mixture and blend until smooth. Place blended soup all together in new pot, adding cream when warmed through. Bring back to low boil, add last tbsp. butter, lemon juice and salt and pepper. I topped mine with minced fresh chives for garnish.

Easy, easy and oh-so good!

I served them with popovers with bacon, green onions and white cheddar cheese inside. I didn't want to commit to a sandwich or anything last night, but dinner sure hit the spot!


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Lainey
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Elaine
Waco Kentucky
USA
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Posted - Mar 08 2010 :  07:57:45 AM  Show Profile
Jonni, that sure sounds yummy! I'll have to try and make some this spring, it sounds like perfect springtime food!

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FebruaryViolet
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Jonni
Elsmere Kentucky
USA
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Posted - Mar 08 2010 :  08:20:30 AM  Show Profile
Lainey, it was sooo yummy (and sooo easy) and asparagus has wonderful healing elements. Kroger had asparagus .99 a lb. this weekend!


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willowtreecreek
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Julie
Russell AR
USA
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Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  07:37:23 AM  Show Profile
I LOVE asparagus! I can not wait to make this! YUM!

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Victoria
Shelton Washington
USA
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Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  08:23:04 AM  Show Profile
Jonni that sounds good. The popovers, did you just add all that to the batter? Vicki
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FebruaryViolet
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Jonni
Elsmere Kentucky
USA
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Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  11:20:03 AM  Show Profile
I did, Vicki. I crisped the bacon first, then sauteed the onions in the bacon grease for a bit to soften and grated the cheese right into the batter and gave it a little stir.

Julie, I'll be curious to know what you think. It was soooo good, I've eaten it for lunch 2 days in a row after dinner on Sunday!


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dutchy
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Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  12:44:16 PM  Show Profile
You know, I have NEVER liked asparagus. Don't ask me why....maybe it is a aquired tast?? I never aquired it lol.

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marjean
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Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
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Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  12:45:08 PM  Show Profile
This sounds great. I'm always looking for new vege ideas. I have to rotate my foods every 4 days and haven't eaten asparagus in months, just so boring. Instead of potato and leek I thing I will make this for the family to try. I like how the leeks give foods a different flavor.

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FebruaryViolet
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Jonni
Elsmere Kentucky
USA
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Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  1:00:21 PM  Show Profile
It was very good, Marsha, and I don't think it's very fattening, as I mentioned. The recipe said it would also "keep" well (i.e. fridge or freezer) without the addition of cream. You can do that when warming it up.

We also grill asparagus at our house. Brush it good with olive oil, then put on spears and grill over hot grill 2-3 minutes on each side. Salt with kosher salt and a little squeeze of lemon after. YUM!!

I'm making the Pioneer Woman's bacon/potato/leek pizza tonight for dinner. Another wonderful way to use leeks~I looove this time of year!


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Calicogirl
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Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
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Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  1:49:04 PM  Show Profile
Oh Jonni,

That sounds wonderful! I was just thinking about Asparagus today

Thanks for sharing :)

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Marybeth
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Mary Beth
Stanwood Wa 98292
USA
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Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  2:26:15 PM  Show Profile
That does sound good Jonni. I just had some Asparagus Soup at a little cafe--the Curious Chef Cafe---They make their own soups and it was delish. Now I will make some at home. Thanks. MB

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Hannah
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Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  2:27:24 PM  Show Profile  Send maggie14 a Yahoo! Message
That sounds wonderful Jonni! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Annika
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Annika

USA
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Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  2:31:12 PM  Show Profile
It sounds heavenly! Can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing Jonni!

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FebruaryViolet
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Jonni
Elsmere Kentucky
USA
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Posted - Mar 11 2010 :  06:26:22 AM  Show Profile
I put the remainder of my soup in the freezer, girls. Couldn't stand to part ways...I'd love to know if any of you try it.



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willowtreecreek
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Julie
Russell AR
USA
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Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  5:13:34 PM  Show Profile
Jonni I am going to make this tomorrow!

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melody
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Melody
The Great North Woods in the Land of Hiawatha
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Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  6:06:19 PM  Show Profile
OH!!

I love asparagus...we are definitely going to try this.

Thank you Jonni!

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Brenda
Pleasant Hill Mo.
USA
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Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  7:11:34 PM  Show Profile
Jonni, Thank you so much for the receipe! We love Asparagus!! Grill it all the time,YUM! So soon as it stops snowing here I'm heading to the store. Which I had everything right now, it would have been great on this cold, snowy day. It awfully slick right now. Maybe they will get the roads cleaned and we can have it tomorrow. Well let you know how it goes.

blessing, Brenda

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willowtreecreek
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Julie
Russell AR
USA
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Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  1:18:30 PM  Show Profile
Okay Jonni I made this today but I tweaked the recipe a little bit! I wrote about it on my blog if you want to check it out! Thanks for sharing! YUM!

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clothedinscarlet
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Siobhan
Battle Creek MI
USA
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Posted - Apr 01 2010 :  3:38:27 PM  Show Profile
I made this tonight finally! What a perfect day for it too. Only change I made was that I threw a parmigiano reggiano rind in with the stock for flavor. YUM!!!!

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FebruaryViolet
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Jonni
Elsmere Kentucky
USA
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Posted - Apr 02 2010 :  09:45:32 AM  Show Profile
It's so great, isn't it, Siobhan? I could eat again and again...even after having Asparagus 3 nights in a row at all our different "parents" houses :)


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