In my young years for all I knew, soup grew in a can. At least all soup reaching our dining table came OUT of a can. Most of it was borderline nasty, except for cream of asparagus. For some reason we rarely had that soup, so it naturally became a rare treat.
Fast-forward more decades than I care to count…to the other day. Some lovely fresh asparagus winked at me from the produce aisle. The local harvest is just beginning. I picked up a little bundle, despite the high price, and brought it home.
Maybe it was the cool rainy weather that brought back the memory of that childhood soup. I’ve not had cream of asparagus soup as an adult. When I realized we had a particularly delicious batch of chicken broth, it seemed like a sign from Heaven. “Make the soup!”
I did, just a few hours ago. It’s richer and more dressed up than the soup I had as a kid. This is a grownup cream of asparagus soup. The next question was whether 5-year-old Alastair would enjoy a grownup soup. He slurped his way through a bowl of it, all the while making approving little sounds. The sound effects tickled us to the point that his Mama taped some of them with her iPhone. Success!
Below you will find the recipe for a grownup cream of asparagus soup that comes with a 5-year-old’s seal of approval. The large soup conglomerates will be dying of envy!
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