Asparagus Soup with Smoked Salmon

    40 minutes

    If the asparagus at the end of the season isn't the best, it's still great for soup! Try adding a little smoked salmon for a yummy meal.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g asparagus
    • 2 cups (500ml) water
    • pinch of salt and sugar
    • 30g butter
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 cup (250ml) hot milk
    • dash cream
    • white pepper, to taste
    • 100g smoked salmon, cut into strips

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Wash and peel the asparagus, then cut into 3cm pieces. Boil water with a pinch of salt and sugar and cook asparagus 20-25 minutes until very soft.
    2. Drain the asparagus, retaining the cooking water. Puree the asparagus with 1/2 of the water.
    3. Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in flour. Fry lightly, then pour in the milk and beat with a whisk until it thickens. Add the pureed asparagus and remaining cooking water to desired thickness. Boil again, then add the cream, salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Serve and garnish with smoked salmon.

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