Mums asparagus soup. During my childhood, the asparagus was something we got as scrub for a big family celebrations. They are quite expensive then, ‘till now, but not more expensive than a serving of asparagus soup that can be cooked for about a flat 10.
It may be cheaper to buy a powder or a frozen asparagus soup. As for the powder, it is not as yummy as when you make it yourself. As for the frozen case, it takes longer to prepare and not as quick as you or your mom preparing it. Why do the hassle if it does not take a very long time to cook a tasty homemade asparagus soup.
Homemade Asparagus Soup – Recipe
This soup is made of asparagus nuts on canned and fresh green asparagus, but you can easily make an asparagus soup only on asparagus nuts. We can just as well join the crisp, fresh, green asparagus.
You will need the following to prepare homemade asparagus soup for 4 people:
- 2 cans of white asparagus nuts
- 15 g of steak margarine – of course you can also use butter, it doesn’t matter
- 3 tablespoons wheat flour
- 300-400ml of milk
- 1 tablespoon of green asparagus
- Salt and pepper
How to prepare homemade asparagus soup
- Start by pouring the asparagus nuts into a sieve over a bowl – the liquid should be used in the soup, so do not discard it.
- Melt the margarine on a pan.
- Add the liquid from the asparagus nuts – close to 200 ml – slightly at a time as you stir.
- Add the flour with stirring until you have a uniform mass.
- Add the milk a little at a time until you have a creamy béchamel sauce. Should it go faster, you can buy a ready-made milk sauce but it’s a waste of money
- Let the sauce boil and season with salt and possibly pepper.
- Blend the asparagus nuts in the last 200 ml moisture and put them in the soup.
- Boil soups.
- Bring the lower tree portion of the green asparagus, cut the asparagus into suitable pieces and cook in the soup for 2-3 minutes.
- Add any meat or fish and let them heat through without boiling
You can eat the soup with bread. For example, it may be a homemade potato bread. On the picture above, it’s a fairly common bread that has been slightly brushed up with a little salt on top. You can do this by making the bread slightly wet with a little cold water and sprinkle it with a little coarse salt before warming it in the oven.
Things You Didn’t Know About Asparagus
Do you know that every year there is an asparagus festival in the German town of Schwetzingen, where an asparagus queen is celebrated? You certainly don’t, do you?
Well, asparagus seasons in June – for both green and white variety. As a matter of fact, Germans are passionate about the white asparagus, or other often termed as “white gold” or king of vegetable”. During this time, asparagus is at its peak and tastes best while economically friendly. Historically speaking, asparagus was first eaten 20,000 years ago not just by the Danes but also with the Egyptians.
Eating Asparagus before and after drinking can have a beneficial effect. If you’re planning to have a night out on the tiles, eating the vegetable before you start drinking could help protect your liver. The amino acids in asparagus have been found to help metabolize alcohol to get it out of your body faster. Excess drinking can do damage to your liver, and it’s good to eat something like asparagus, which protects your liver cells and the enzymes in asparagus can help break down the alcohol and alleviate hangovers.
Asparagus is rich in medicinal properties. Asparagus has been used as a medicine since ancient times. It is believed that asparagus was first cultivated some 2,000 years ago in the eastern Mediterranean Region. Romans and Greeks used asparagus as food and medicine. Asparagus cured a number of ailments from toothache to heart disease.
White asparagus is in fact the same with green asparagus but grown underground. As the spears of white asparagus grow, they’re completely covered with a thick mound of dirt or black plastic so they’re never exposed to the sunlight. This prevents them from producing chlorophyll, the green-tinted molecule that’s responsible for turning sunlight into energy.
If you want to lose weight for the summer – asparagus is perfect for you – it contains absolutely no fat or cholesterol.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes