May 14, 2008

Asparagus soup with Breadsticks

This is my first cooking venture with Asparagus..I used to see these stalks everytime I go to the grocery shop but never used to pick them up..When I saw the recipe by Pearlsofeast I was determined to try it as it looked too appealing and was also a healthy one..So I grabbed a bunch of asparagus spears this time and immediately made this for dinner..It was fulfilling and it was accompanied with breadsticks..I love breadsticks with soups..So decided to try them at home..They came out pretty good..Here goes the recipe for the creamy Asparagus soup and breadsticks..

                          

Asparagus Soup

Ingredients

Asparagus spears - 1 bunch
Potatoes - 2 small sized
Garlic cloves - 2
Milk - 1/2 cup
Parmesan cheese - 1 spoon shredded
Dried herbs to garnish
Salt and pepper to taste

                         

Directions

Wash the asparagus spears thoroughly and chop the woody base..Also chop the middle portion and tip..Keep aside few tips for garnishing..
In a stock pot add the remaining tips and chopped asparagus spears and boil them along with the potato for 10 to 12 minutes until the spears become tender and have slightly changed their green colour..Drain and reserve the stock..Allow it to cool..
Once cooled blend them well along with the garlic cloves adding a little stock if needed..
Bring the blended mixture back to the stockpot and add milk and heat for 2 minutes..
Add salt, pepper and herbs..(I added oregano).Add the asparagus tips to it.
Soup is ready..Garnish with cream if you like..
Serve with hot bread of your choice..

Sending this to three events
MBP:Soups and Salads hosted by Raaga and started by The Spice Cafe.
In the Bag hosted by Real Epicurean
Fresh produce of the month hosted by Martha


                       

Breadsticks

Ingredients

1 cup of water
4 tsp soft butter
4 cups of flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp yeast

Directions

Warm the water and add yeast and sugar and leave it aside for 5 minutes.The water should not be hot as it will kill the yeast.Once the yeast turns frothy add the salt,butter and flour and mix well..Knead with hands to form an elastic dough..
Divide the dough into 16 pieces and roll them out into cigar shaped sticks of bread and place them on a greased baking sheet..

                                  

Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.
Cover it with a cloth and allow it to rise for about 45 to 50 minutes.

                              

Apply some butter over each breadstick with the help of a brush..
Sprinkle some salt and anything you like over the breadsticks..It may include dried herbs,pepper,garlic salt,grated cheese etc.
Bake them for about 15 minutes or until they turn to a golden-brown colour..

                              

Serve hot with soups..

35 comments:

  1. thanx for the wonderful recipes....will surely try them!!

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  2. the soup looks so colorful Divya! and the breadsticks are just awesome. Must have tasted great.

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  3. Wow Divya this is wonderful...I too never bought asparagus.Will try out soon.

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  4. WOW Divya, soup looks awesome and breadsticks too, wonderful recipe. Lovely presentation!!!

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  5. love this soup recipe. the only way we cook asparagus is by roasting it.

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  6. We have tasted asparagus before but not in the form of soup. The soup looks very good and the bread sticks too.

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  7. lovely divya..i also want to try this asparagus...never done so before..and thanks for sharing the recipe for breadsticks too...

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  8. Lovely soup Div and for 3 events , great entry!

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  9. nice asparagus spring soup....looks yum...i liked the bread sticks more

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  10. Hi Divya....
    This is a lovely soup... Looks so velvety and creamy. Really wanted to try ur version. YUM!... Loved the bread sticks too.... Pairs up with all soups...

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  11. Soup looks great.. i have never made soup using Asparagus, but stir fry comes out awesome.. Thanks for sharing recipe!

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  12. Asparagus in a soup.....lovely...love your bread sticks....

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  14. breadsticks look awesome... dont knw much of d soup... but sounds interesting... got something for u in chatkhor...

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  15. wow..those breadsticks are awesome!..great job..have not tried asparagus..:)

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  16. I've bought asparagus a couple of times but roast them always. Thanks for this hearty soup recipe Divya :)

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  17. simply delcious!!!my fav veg asparagus..i can imagine the aroma of this soup...and what better than to have homemade bread sticks to go along with it...superrb divs!!

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  18. The soup's color is awesome!! Love the breadsticks, Divya! :)

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  19. Lovely vibrant green soup. Looks deliciouso!! I have an award for you in my blog check it out :-) You certainly deserve it my dear.

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  20. Nice recipe, I have used them but not in soup...will try definetly.

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  21. Amazingly nice and I'm sure super yummy! I love your breadsticks, too. Thanks for taking part to the FPOM event!

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  22. That's looks lovely. I think Asparagus is in season at the moment too.

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  23. Great combo of soup and breadsticks, yummy. Good one Dhivya!:))

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  25. soup is awesome with bread sticks divya..looks yummy

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  26. What a lovely combination.. i particularly like the breadsticks! :)

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  27. hi divya, i also have never made anything with asparagus, and was thinking of starting with an asp. soup...this has inspired me!!

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  28. What a wonderful entry, Divya!! Loved it.

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  30. Wow, Looks so great Divya !!
    Lovely bread sticks !! Yummy with soup !!
    Great entry!!

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  31. This is a beautiful blog - first time visit and I will be back. We both entered the in the bag round up. I will be trying your asparagus soup.

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  33. This recipe looks really delicious and so fresh!

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