Subtle flavours, creamy and silky smooth. Served with a gremolata of your choice or a light cheese toast - with or without garlic.
A buttermilk cheese biscuit or simply on its own.
1 lb cleaned fresh asparagus spears
2 1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 tsp salted butter
1 cup whole milk
Simmer together the vegetable broth and the asparagus until it is tender and cooked. Bring it to a boil, cover and cook on a gentle flame. Cook for one hour.
Remove from the stove, add the butter and milk and pulverise with an immersion blender or in a food processor.
Taste for seasoning, reheat on a gentle low flame and serve immediately.
To ensure there are no fibers in the soup you can pass it through a sieve.
A drizzle of cream before serving will make it look pretty.
The flavour of this soup largely depends on the quality of the vegetable broth you choose or prepare. You can use a chicken stock if you prefer.