Soupe d’Asperges Vertes Glacée (Cold Asparagus Soup)

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This delicious cold soup has smoked salmon for the omega-3 benefit!

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. green asparagus, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp. diced chives
  • 4 oz. smoked salmon, cut in ½" squares

Directions

  • Cut off the asparagus heads. Fill a saucepan with water, bring to a boil over high heat, and poach the heads for 2 minutes. Take them out with a slotted spoon and reserve.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook the rest of the asparagus in it for 2–3 minutes, adding salt, pepper, and the stock, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Put in the blender, add the cream, and process until smooth. Pour in a large bowl, and put in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Serve in individual bowls, sprinkling diced chives and smoked salmon in each.