Asparagus Cream Soup Recipe

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 1/2 kg green asparagus
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 200 ml sour cream

Preparation method:

  1. Wash the asparagus stalks, tear their lower woody third of each stalk.
  2. Peel the potatoes and to the pot and using a hand blender dice them into 2cm cubes.
  3. Place the asparagus stalks and the diced potatoes into a large enough pot.
  4. Cover with water, season with salt and pepper and bring to boil.
  5. Cook over medium heat till the potatoes are soft.
  6. Take out of the pot a few asparaguses and cut their tops and set them aside for the garnishing.
  7. Return the rest to the pot and using a hand blender, puree the vegetables to a smooth paste.
  8. If the soup is still too thin, bring to a boil and simmer a few minutes over low heat, stirring constantly, until the soup is thick to your liking.
  9. Serve hot in soup plates, garnish with some of the asparagus tops and a large dollop of sour cream. Grind some extra black pepper on top.