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Asparagus Soup    Veg HT SP English 35mins

 

Serves 4     Hot Vegetarian Vegetables Soup Eggless England British Europe

Ingredients
450g/1lb Fresh Asparagus
480ml/16fl.oz. Milk
480ml/16fl.oz. Vegetable Stock
2 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Flour
Salt and Pepper


Instructions

1. Cut the tips off the asparagus (about 28mm/1˝ inches long), place in a saucepan of boiling water and cook for 5-8 minutes or until tender.

2. Meanwhile, slice the remaining asparagus. Remove the tips from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and set aside then add the uncooked sliced asparagus to the boiling water and cook for 5-8 minutes, until tender

3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan, sprinkle in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.

4. Mix the milk and stock together then add to the flour mixture a little at a time, stirring constantly and cook until thickened.

5. Drain the asparagus stems and immediately add to the soup together with salt and pepper, bring to the boil, stirring and cook for 5 minutes.

6. Add the tips, cook for 1 minute to heat through. Serve immediately.

 

 

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Common terms used when making sauces

Blend - To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

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