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Quest for the Best Side: Asparagus Soup with Bacon

19 Oct

This is perfect for cooler weather. What type sandwich would YOU serve with this?  A panini? I’m thinking a chicken panini.  Recipe anyone? Share!

FOUND THIS AT: http://delishhh.com/2010/10/11/asparagus-soup-with-bacon-%E2%80%9Csparrissoppa%E2%80%9D/ (THIS IS NOT MY IDEA. IF IT’S YOURS AND YOU’RE COPYRIGHTED….BRING IT TO MY ATTENTION AND IT’S OUTTA HERE. THERE IS NO NEED FOR VERBAL AGRESSION)

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Yields: 4-6 people

¾ lbs of asparagus (about 1 bunch from the store or little less than 2 cups)
1 tsp butter
3 shallots
8 oz Bacon
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup cream
1 tsp Salt
Salt and Pepper to taste

Start with cleaning the asparagus and then cut into ½ inch pieces.  (Save a few pieces for presentation). Put the asparagus into a pot of water with 1 tsp salt and let boil for 2 minutes. Then remove the asparagus and set aside and dispose of the water.

Cut the bacon in ½ pieces and put into a frying pan.  Let the bacon cook until the desired crispy state.  I usually like mine just slightly browned not very crispy.

On the side finely chop the 3 shallots and put that in a deep bottomed pot with 1 tsp of butter and sauté the shallots for 2-3 minutes. Then add the chicken stockand let it boil.  Then add the cream and the cooked asparagus. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.  After that puree the soup in a mixer to the desired state and put it back into the pot.

Add the bacon, salt and pepper to taste.

Another alternative could be to add fried mushrooms to the soup.

Serve soup and add a few asparagus pieces and bacon crumbles for presentation.

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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Food & Health

 

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