Recipe: Asparagus Parmesan Soup
2 bundles of asparagus
2 cups of chicken broth
salt to taste
dash of pepper
1/4 tsp. of garlic powder
1/4 tsp. of onion powder
1/2 cup of cream
1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese, grated
Steam your asparagus using what ever method you prefer: stove top or microwaved. In a blender, add a small amount of soft asparagus and chicken broth. Blend until smooth. This may take 2 or 3 batches.
Add the blended soup to a medium sized pot. Add your spices: salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Taste and add more spices depending on your taste buds.
Warm you soup to very hot, but not boiling. Add the grated parmesan cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Add your cream and stir. Again, bring soup to a temperature of hot (steaming) but not boiling.
Serve immediately. Store leftovers in the fridge and rewarm to eat again…we don't usually have leftovers.
UPDATE: 3-5-2013--I made this today and did not have chicken broth so I used 2 cups of the water that I used to cook my asparagus. Instead of steaming them I added them to a microwave safe bowl with 2 cups of water and cooked for 8 minutes. I slowly added the hot asparagus water to the blender. It did require a bit more salt than the original, just taste and add as necessary.