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Cream of Asparagus Soup
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5:30 CHALLENGE: 5 INGREDIENTS, 30 MINUTES OR LESS
Fresh asparagus is great steamed, roasted, grilled and here, pureed with broth and a touch of cream for a lovely spring soup.
The first time I tested this recipe I bought a big stalk of asparagus, from which I trimmed the woody ends. When I got ready to retest it, the market I went to had only packaged trimmed asparagus. If buying untrimmed asparagus, you'll need about 1 1/2 pounds, but if using trimmed asparagus, a pound should be fine. Because the thickness of stalks varies, cooking time can vary.
-- Jeanne Besser
Hands on time: Total time: 30 minutes Serves: 4
1 leek, white part only, rinsed well and sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and then cut into pieces, or 1 pound trimmed asparagus, cut into pieces
1/2 cup heavy cream