December 12th, 2014
Archive for Soups
This is a REALLY GOOD recipe! Don’t let the picture fool you into thinking it’s a boring asparagus soup. It’s filled with lots of flavor, and there is nothing boring about it.
My grocery store has an area where they sell gourmet cheeses, and that’s where I buy the Brie cheese. When you purchase it, be sure to account for the fact that you are going to have to cut off the rind and still have 1/2 cup of cheese. If you guess wrong and end up with extra cheese, you can just have it with some crackers. It’s very good.
I like this soup so much that I serve it to my husband as a main dish along with some homemade bread. It makes for a great meatless meal. Enjoy!
Recipe by NewStar Fresh Foods/Adapted by Winner Dinners
1/2 pound asparagus
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup white cooking wine
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Brie cheese, rind removed and cut into chunks
Cut off the white portion at the bottom of each asparagus spear and discard. Cut asparagus into 2-inch pieces. Fill a large pot half full of water, add some salt, and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus to the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain. In the same pot, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and saute until tender. Stir in flour, reduce the heat and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in broth, cooking wine, and cream. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Transfer the soup in batches to a food processor and puree. Return to the pot and reheat to a simmer. Stir in the Brie cheese and continue to simmer for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.