As we tackled this Cream of Asparagus Soup from the cookbook “Joy of Cooking,” we are feeling extremely confident in our decision to cook through this old-fashion book. If you are just tuning in, check out our Pigs in Potatoes blog post, and it will explain everything.
All the recipes in this timeless cookbook are delicious, but some need a few improvements; if only to update the directions provided or lack thereof. We definitely made a few changes to this Cream of Asparagus Soup, and that’s mostly what we will be discussing today.
First off, you can find this recipe on page 182 of the original copy of “Joy of Cooking” that you can purchase on amazon HERE. This easy to make recipe is great for the upcoming seasons, and will easily warm you up during the cold fall/winter months. Not sure how cold it’s going to get here in sunny Southern California, but I can certainly hope for soup weather! The main step we ended up changing in this recipe compared to the book, was instead of sauteing the asparagus tips so they came out soft and mushy, we ended up blanching our’s instead for an added crunch to the already creamy soup. Now I know this is not a huge change to the original recipe, but it makes all the difference.
And if you love creamy vegetable soups, you are going to just love this recipe. I am huge asparagus fan, so eating this deliciousness was a dream come true. A few things you can top the soup with are bacon bits, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese if you feel it needs something, but we eat ours plan and the verdict is this a winner of a recipe.
Up next on the blog from “Joy of Cooking” will the recipe on page 81 for Hot Buttered Rum. Stay tuned as we will be sharing that on Friday the 13th!
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