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Crockpot REC: Cream of Asparagus Soup

Last post Apr 27, 2004 12:42 PM by cooknchic . 4 replies.


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  • Crockpot REC: Cream of Asparagus Soup
    Cream of Asparagus Soup for the Crockpot

    Note: This is for a 5-quart crockpot, which is larger than the usual. Cut down the proportions if you have a smaller crockpot.

    1 lb. fresh asparagus
    2 onions, minced finely
    2 potatoes, peeled, diced small
    2 ribs celery, diced small, with tops included
    2 carrots, diced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    8 t. granulated chicken or vegetable bouillon (or
    8 cubes of bouillon)
    1 bay leaf
    1 T. Worcestershire sauce
    1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped (or 1 T. dried parsley)
    2 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 t. dried thyme)
    1 sprig fresh tarragon, chopped (or 1 t. dried tarragon)
    1/4 c. fresh basil, minced (or 2 t. dried basil)
    1 t. seasoned salt (or to taste)
    1/2 t. white pepper

    1/4 c. corn starch
    2 cups (1 pint) half-and-half
    sour cream
    chives, chopped

    Break off and discard the tough, thick end of each asparagus spear. Chop the spears into 1/4-inch slices and add to the crockpot along with all remaining ingredients down to and including the white pepper. Add water to within 1 inch of the top of the crockpot. Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 6-7 hours.

    About two hours before serving, use a slotted spoon to remove most of the vegetables to a blender. Use a ladle to add some of the liquid from the crockpot to the blender. Puree the mixture and add back in to the crockpot. Repeat once or twice more as necessary (you can leave some of the pieces in the crockpot for effect.)

    Add approximately 1 cup of the half-and-half to the crockpot. Add the corn starch to the remaining half-and-half in the carton. Close the carton well and shake vigorously. Add the mixture to the crockpot. Continue to cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

    Serve in bowls with a dollop of sour cream and chopped chives sprinkled on the sour cream.
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    John

     

    John

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  • RE: Crockpot REC: Cream of Asparagus Soup
    John: This recipe would be very popular here. Thanks for posting it!
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  • RE: Crockpot REC: Cream of Asparagus Soup
    Hey John,this sounds good but will I have to invite the whole neighborhood to eat it?Pat
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  • RE: Crockpot REC: Cream of Asparagus Soup
    Ahhhhh, it's ONLY 5 qts. Pat. LOL
    Ya know though, I bet that you could cook this up to the point that you add the cream and divide it in half and it would freeze well. Just thaw it out later and thicken it with some cream and corn starch.

    John
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    John

    “Then He'll call me some day to my home far away, where His Glory forever I'll share.”
  • RE: Crockpot REC: Cream of Asparagus Soup
    John~I just found this one. Thanks!

    Amy
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