There is one thing that I do not like - being wasteful. When cooking for my family from scratch almost every night, food easily spoils.
I had purchased an extra pound of asparagus last week, and forgot all about it until today. The asparagus was wilted, and would not taste good if I prepared it for dinner using my traditional cooking method.
I decided to try something new, using whatever ingredients I could find in my kitchen, and create a soup using the asparagus. I experimented with the ingredients and the soup came out amazing! Even my picky eater, Tyler, gave it two thumbs up.
I served it with chicken covered in a tomato avocado salsa. I have shared the recipe to the main dish last night at OC Family Magazine.
- 1 pound of asparagus
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 cup of cream
- 3 cups of chicken broth
- 2 Tbl. of butter
- Dash of salt/pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tea. of thyme
- Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Puree the asparagus and onion in a blender. I used a Vitamix.
Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan.
How I would have made it different. I think it would have tasted better with a little bacon. Next time I will cook 3-4 slices of chopped bacon in the saucepan before adding all the ingredients. I think it will add a little more flavor to the soup.