Sunday, April 24, 2016

Elegant white asparagus cream soup

When I was little, asparagus cream soup was my favorite. I would buy these small bags of powder that you just had to put in a mug and mix with hot water and you had a soup. Well, "soup", because of course the whole thing is a little disgusting, but 8 year old me felt like the greatest chef in the universe. I would sip this pseudo asparagus soup in my bed reading Harry Potter by nightstand light, and it pretty much couldn't get cozier than that for me. Of course I had a taste of the real thing in fancy restaurants, and at home, since my mum was the ACTUAL best cook in the universe.
For me, this dish is so effortlessly elegant. It reads Parisian chic, while still triggering feelings of nostalgia in many, taking us back to spring meadows and magnolia trees. At least this is the case for me...


1 bundle of white asparagus

1 small potato
1 small white onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 can of coconut milk
1 tsp of veggie bullion
1/2 tbsp of coconut oil
Stone salt to taste
- Garnished with Balsamic cream, freshly ground pepper & leaves from my little room sage plant. Thanks baby.


A very important thing to remember about white asparagus, is that it needs a shave before you do anything else. So peel it with a regular potato peeler and cut it into smaller pieces.
Peel your potato and cube it.
Heat the coconut oil in a sauce pan over medium heat.

Dice your onion and slice your garlic. I love words...
Transfer them into the sauce pan and cook them, stirring in the bullion powder.
Once golden, add the potato and the asparagus and pour in the liquid part of the coconut milk.
The coconut milk you buy here has 2 parts, a solid creamy part at the top and, if you poke a hole into that, you get to the liquid, that is basically coconut water. So add that to cook the vegetables.
Pop a top on the sauce pan and cook till tender.
Once cooked, remove from stove, add the creamy part of the coconut milk and blend.
You are left with the most delicious asparagus coconut cream soup, roommate approved and definitely appropriate for any sophisticated dinner party.

I really hope you enjoyed reading this, and if you do decide to make it let me know how it turns out in the comments.



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