Pea and asparagus soup Recipe

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in the Southern Hemisphere we are in winter so soup is a good warmer in the evenings ,here are some soups I found while browsing on the I africa…

This soup is a blend of peas and asparagus, both of which used on their own also make super soups, but blend the two flavours and you have a rich tasty soup that is even better.

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Servings: 4
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Ingredients

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  • 400 g fresh green asparagus spears
  • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 tin of processed peas, well drained
  • 600ml chicken stock (you can substitute with vegetable stock)
  • 220ml water
  • 250 ml thick cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil (not olive oil)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried or Fresh tarragon

Directions

  1. Cut off asparagus tips and set aside.
  2. Chop stalks coarsely and steam stalks over 300ml water for three minutes, then set aside.
  3. Using same water, cook the asparagus tips for three minutes Remove the asparagus with a slotted spoon and put aside (Don’t throw the water away – use it in the soup).
  4. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat and add the cooking oil .
  5. Add onion and gently sauté until just done (don't let it brown) Add the potatoes and asparagus water and cook until potato is tender.
  6. Add the peas and the asparagus (keep some of the tips aside).
  7. Add stock and tarragon, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. In a blender purée soup and return to saucepan.
  9. Season with salt and pepper, reheat (but don't let it boil).
  10. Add the cream and the asparagus tips.
  11. Serve in heated bowls, with crusty bread.
  12. * Consider adding a tot of brandy or dry sherry.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 591g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 388  
Calories from Fat 195 50%
Total Fat 22.24g 28%
Saturated Fat 11.71g 47%
Trans Fat 0.09g  
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 650mg 27%
Potassium 864mg 25%
Total Carbs 37.78g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9.4g 31%
Sugars 8.29g 6%
Protein 12.02g 19%
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