Cream of Asparagus & Celery Soup
Cream of Asparagus & Celery Soup is a great way to make a little asparagus go a long way by adding celery which enhances the flavour! So quick, easy & delicious!
Servings 4 people
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 25 g unsalted butter
- 150 g celery preferably organic, finely sliced
- 1 onion finely diced
- 250 g asparagus roughly chopped
- 600 ml good quality vegetable stock
- 4 tbsp 60 ml double cream
- Freshly ground salt & pepper
- extra double cream
- grinding of chilli & garlic flakes
Melt the butter and oil in large pan over a low – medium heat.
Add the onion and celery and sweat under a lid (without browning) stirring occasionally for 8 minutes (or until softened).
Stir in the asparagus and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
Add the stock and seasoning, bring to the boil and then lower to a simmer for 7- 8 minutes (or until the asparagus is tender).
Add the double cream and blend the soup.
Return to the hob and gently heat through.
Serve with a swirl of double cream and a grinding of chilli and garlic flakes.