…and R would ask, why? To torment the soul more? Hahahaha!! He hates even the sound of Asparagus, While I continue to spread my love for all exotic sounding vegetables. I think Asparagus is one of the most delicate and subtle tasting vegetables and it looks great too :). Tried making a soup out of it to beat the winter chill, not to mention the flu. Been 2 days now, and I am so done with sneezing and wheezing. The soup lifted my spirits though. Had it with lots of pepper while piping hot. Try it, if you have the appetite for it.
Sauté 8-10 stems of cut Asparagus along with one chopped onion in a tsp of Olive oil. Add one pod of garlic to this and season with salt. In about 5 minutes, when the onions are done, pour a glass of vegetable stock/chicken stock and simmer until the Asparagus is very tender . Puree in a blender (don’t add the stock to the blender, only the onions and Asparagus), bring back to the pan to add the stock kept aside, 2-3 tbsp of thick cream or 1/4 cup milk and a dash of lemon juice. Serve piping hot!
And btw, you just can’t ignore the health benefits of this wonder vegetable. Read all about it here.