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How do you make asparagus soup from scratch?
- Cut asparagus into ½" pieces.
- Cook onion and garlic in butter over medium heat until tender. Add asparagus and cook an additional 5 minutes.
- Stir in broth, salt & pepper. ...
- Using a hand blender, puree soup until smooth. ...
- Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
Why is my asparagus soup stringy?
Asparagus quickly turns muddy brown if left to cook too long or spritzed with too much lemon juice. It must be quickly cooked and chilled to keep both its flavor and color. Furthermore, asparagus tends to be stringy and fibrous — the enemies of any blender that isn't of the Vitamix persuasion. (I don't have a Vitamix.)
What can I do with too much asparagus?
- bruschetta or crostini: Spread toasted bread with goat or cream cheese, top with chopped leftover asparagus. ...
- appetizer with dip: Serve leftover asparagus cold with a creamy dip or an aioli, like this Roasted Garlic Aioli with Asparagus from Epicurious.
- cold in a salad: ...
- cold in a greek salad: ...
Can you freeze homemade cream of asparagus soup?
CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP — HOMEMADE Refrigerate within two hours of cooking. Refrigerate cooked soup in covered containers. Freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. To prevent cream-based soups from curdling, stir well when reheating frozen soup.
Can I freeze soup in a Mason jar?
Again, a wide-mouth mason jar is your best best when it comes to freezing anything, especially when it comes to soups and stews. This is my favorite Wide Mouth Funnel for filling mason jars to freeze.
How long can you keep asparagus soup in the fridge?
4 to 5 days
Can you eat asparagus raw?
Can be enjoyed raw. While many people believe that you need to cook asparagus before eating it, that's not the case. In fact, it can be a nutritious addition to your diet without cooking it at all. ... However, with the right preparation, raw asparagus can be easy to chew and just as tasty as any cooked version.
How long is asparagus good in the fridge?
about 3 to 5 days
Can you keep asparagus on the counter?
Can you keep asparagus on the counter? Not at all. If you want your asparagus to stay fresh, do not keep it on the counter. If you do, it will quickly become moldy and slimy.
What happens if you eat old asparagus?
Fresh asparagus has dark green tips and firm stalks. ... Discolored stems are also a sign that the asparagus is no longer safe to eat. Same thing if slimy residue sets it. Like with other veggies, you can cut out the bad parts (and some extra), or discard only the spoiled spears and use the rest.
Can I freeze raw asparagus?
You can freeze asparagus, and it is the best way to keep it fresh, green, and crispy for up to one year. Asparagus needs to be blanched before freezing, to preserve the color and texture. Without blanching, frozen asparagus will be duller in color and flavor, and won't have a crisp texture.
How do you know when asparagus is done?
Cover and cook until the asparagus begins to steam, shaking the skillet occasionally to prevent burning, about 3 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until the asparagus is tender but still crisp and bright green, 5–10 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot.
What part of asparagus is poisonous?
Like the rhubarb, the part of the asparagus plant that we love – the young stems – are perfectly safe to eat. But the asparagus hides a deceptive, nasty secret: Its fruit, which are bright red berries, are toxic to humans.
What part of asparagus are you supposed to eat?
You can eat the whole spear except for the woody stem towards the bottom. Hold the asparagus spear on each end firmly.
How do you cook and eat asparagus?
Bring water to a boil, and then add the asparagus. Cook asparagus until bright green and fork tender, about 1 to 3 minutes. If not eating right away, transfer asparagus to an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Reheat when ready to use and season before serving.
Does asparagus make your pee smell?
When your body digests asparagus and breaks down asparagusic acid, it releases volatile components that are responsible for the foul smell of asparagus urine. This smell can develop within 15-30 minutes of eating asparagus.
What are the health benefits of asparagus?
It's low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K. Additionally, eating asparagus has a number of potential health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, healthy pregnancy outcomes and lower blood pressure.
How do you clean and cut asparagus?
How to Clean Asparagus. Rinse the spears under cool water to remove any grit. Snap off the bottom inch or so using your fingers; the stems will naturally break where the tough woody part ends and the tender stem begins. Dry the spears by rolling them between two kitchen towels.
Do you wash asparagus before cooking it?
Rinse asparagus under cold running water to remove any dirt or sand from the stalks and tips before beginning preparation. Do not wash until ready to use. Begin preparing the asparagus by simply trimming off the bottom ends of the stalks. Find the area where the green color begins to fade.
How do you disinfect asparagus?
The first thing you should do is dip the asparagus in cold water, leave them for a few minutes and then place them in a strainer. Pass the asparagus under running water WITHOUT damaging the tips (as these are especially delicate). Place the asparagus on a clean, dry cloth, waiting for them to drain and dry.
Can you clean asparagus with vinegar?
A simple rinse with water helps and sometimes a bit of vinegar and water in a bowl helps extend the refrigerator life of berries, for example. (I use 1/2 cup vinegar to 1/2 gallon of water.) For storing, just make sure you properly dry your washed produce.
Why is my asparagus Sandy?
Gritty asparagus is an abomination. Soak in warm water, not cool or cold. Gritty asparagus is an abomination. ... just soaking isn't sufficient to remove any grit that's really clinging to the spears or wedged inside the buds on the tips - you need to agitate them in the water to get those stubborn grains out of there.
How do you stop asparagus from stringing?
This can be accomplished by holding each spear, one hand at the base, the other a couple of inches up the stalk and bending until the stalk naturally snaps off. Once you get the hang of this process, it will go very quickly and prevent your cooked asparagus from being tough or stringy at the ends.
What does trimmed asparagus mean?
Simply take the end of the asparagus between your thumb and forefinger and bend until it breaks. Lest you think we are belaboring such an obvious point, let us say that the fun in this is that the asparagus automatically breaks just where the woody part ends and the fresh, juicy asparagus begins.
Why do you cut asparagus at an angle?
By slicing the spears diagonally, you'll give your asparagus more visual appeal and feel like you're dining in a high-end restaurant. The angle you cut them at is up to you, but we recommend a roughly 45-degree angle.
Should you trim asparagus?
Whether you prefer your asparagus on the thick or thin side, it's important to trim the pale ends of each stalk because they tend to be woody and tough. You might be accustomed to simply bending each stalk until it snaps in half, especially if you grew up snapping green beans.
What is the end of asparagus called?
Asparagus stalks, each of which represents a stem on the plant, are famously tender at the tips and hard and woody at the ends, so nearly every recipe you'll find online starts with trimming those tough bases before cooking.
Why is my asparagus tough?
I would agree that you are overcooking. I quite often make pasta with asparagus and a cheese sauce, and I cut the asparagus up so that the tips are about 1" long, getting shorter towads the opposite ("woody") end, as the smaller chunks decrease the cooking time for the tougher parts.
How do you maintain asparagus?
Caring for Asparagus Asparagus should not have its roots disturbed, so you'll need to gently hand-pull weeds, taking care not to disturb asparagus' roots. Weeds will become less of an issue as the plants fill in. Mulch around the plant with compost or grass clippings to help retain soil moisture and reduce weed growth.
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