It’s asparagus season again! There are many ways to cook green asparagus, and some people prefer it grilled or baked with a sauce. I also enjoyed the grilled one with a little salt on it, as I find it delicious. But today I wanted something different, so I made a cream soup, spinach and asparagus cream soup.
Doing the grocery the other days, I saw a lovely good looking green asparagus. The color was vivid, and it was looking pretty fresh. Also, the price was excellent, so I could not leave it in the store. I found that in Germany, as they are huge fans of Asparagus, you can get high-quality ones at reasonable prices relatively easy.
As I continued my mission to get groceries, I started to think about how I can cook it now. In the past, I bake it by adding some salt pepper and a drop of olive oil. It was nice, but I find that my wife is not a fan of it, so I had to develop something different if I didn’t want to eat all of it by myself.
The last time when I had the green asparagus, I just grilled it. Just place it near the steak with some salt and pepper, and it’s delicious and full of flavor. Nevertheless, as I tried this last time, something different was necessary.
Looking around and asking myself what I should cook, I saw some nice looking spinach. So the idea pops up, I will make a spinach and asparagus cream soup.
Making an asparagus cream soup
The idea’s simple. Boil everything, add to a blender, and blend until smooth and pleasant. In practice, it’s a little different but still easy enough, so don’t be scared of it. The thing is that you have to boil the asparagus and blanch the spinach.
I cut and throw away the asparagus stems and boil it for a maximum of 5 minutes until it becomes soft. Place it in cold water (even with ice if possible) to preserve the lovely green color.
I blanch the spinach by adding it in boiling water for 60 seconds. Then I mixed all ingredients in a blender, with cream and water left from the spinach. I also added some salt and pepper; here, you can become creative and add any spices. Blend it until it becomes a smooth cream.
I put the soup in two bowls, and I sprinkled some sumac on top of it. For us, it was delicious, so I hope you will enjoy it!
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