InstantPot Cream of Asparagus Soup

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Asparagus Soup may seem a little indulgent but this cream of asparagus soup is a beautifully spring like dish with a surprising and tasty garnish.

One thing I will never be called is Mr Subtle, whether it be my ‘occasional’ use of language best described as ‘industrial’ or the big bold flavours I favour in cooking or indeed the bright colours I yearn for in my photography. However this asparagus soup recipe really does call for something much more sedate and relaxed, it is warm and light and soothing and just, well, very ‘zen’. In fact so zen that it comes with a Japanese cherry blossom influence too, regular readers will know I am not really one for garnish, stuff has to have a reason to exist in a dish or it should not be there and these cherry blossom flowers add a lovely floral sweetness that sits perfectly with the radish slices and asparagus soup. I have been researching edible flowers all winter because I got bored and am amazed at the breadth and variety of what is  not just edible but also tasty, so keep an eye open and start making lists.

The joy of these flowers is that they are the ultimate seasonal treat, no dish I make will be ruined with out them but they add another dimension of seasoning, and lets face it they are quite simply beautiful. I am still at the outset of playing with flowers as ‘seasoning’ but at the moment I am loving both the flavour and the look, and as my wife appreciates good food rather than bunches of flowers I get to give them to her in a different way. Anyway enough of the flowers, back to the soup, this asparagus soup is also delicious served chilled in the same way you would a gazpacho, although I personally think it needs maybe 10% more vegetable stoch to let it out a little. It is also cooked in my InstantPot, you can of course cook the Asparagus in a regular pot just triple the amount of time, you want to cook until the asparagus way more than you would if you were serving as a side. You do not want mush but you want a definite droop, texture is not important here as we are blending… So I have had enough of subtlety, go away and make your self some tasty cream of asparagus soup and I’ll see you next time round. 

Asparagus Soup may seem a little indulgent but this cream of asparagus soup is a beautifully spring like dish with a surprising and tasty garnish.

 

InstantPot Cream of Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup may seem a little indulgent but this cream of asparagus soup is a beautifully spring like dish with a surprising and tasty garnish.

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Course Soup
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Brian Jones

Ingredients

  • 100 g Onion. Finely Diced.
  • 2 Cloves. Garlic. Finely Sliced.
  • 50 g Celery. Finely Diced.
  • 500g Asparagus Spears. Roughly Chopped.
  • 25 g Butter.
  • 500 ml Vegetable Stock.
  • 100 ml Double Cream. Heavy cream in the US.
  • Salt. To Taste.

Instructions

  1. Begin by preparing your asparagus, by cutting into 3-4cm lengths, reserving a couple of tips and some shavings cut with a vegetable peeler to garnish.

  2. Then pick through your cherry blossom looking for undamaged flowers with no bugs.

  3. Set your instant pot to saute mode and when hot add the butter and cooking oil.

  4. When the butter foams add in the onions and cook for 5-7 minutes or until softened.

  5. Add in the garlic and cook for 60 seconds.

  6. Now add the asparagus and vegetable stock and bring to a boil before cooking on manual mode high pressure for 5 minutes. 

  7. When your pot beeps allow to natural pressure release for 10 minutes and then blend with a stick blender until you get a smooth soup.

  8. I like to pass my soup through a fine mesh sieve to make it ultra smooth before returning to the instant pot which has saute mode switched on.

  9. Stir in the cream back to temperature before garnishing with some of the asparagus we saved from step one and the flowers.

Asparagus Soup may seem a little indulgent but this cream of asparagus soup is a beautifully spring like dish with a surprising and tasty garnish.
Asparagus Soup may seem a little indulgent but this cream of asparagus soup is a beautifully spring like dish with a surprising and tasty garnish.
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12 Comments

  1. Helene D'Souza May 5, 2017 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Your cream of asparagus soup is making me want it asap. I am going to pass on fresh asparagus this year, it’s still not that common in Asia. You get the green ones but they look sickly and thin. Love the cherry blossom garnishing touch with the radish slices.

    • Brian Jones May 8, 2017 at 5:27 am - Reply

      Thanks Helene, the white ones are exactly the same as the green ones apart from the fact that they are force grown under sand and not really for me, the flavour gets some what suppressed without access to sun.

  2. Igor @ Cooking The Globe May 5, 2017 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Another great instant pot recipe and I still don’t have one. I need to get it ASAP! This cream of asparagus soup looks heavenly!

    • Brian Jones May 8, 2017 at 5:28 am - Reply

      Cheers Igor, it’s just the brand name of a pressure cooker so anyone one would do, I am sure some are better than others and I have no horse in this race, IP is just the one I ended up buying. 🙂

  3. Mark, CompassandFork May 5, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    This is a really delicate looking soup. So English! I love the floral decorations on top. It certainly makes for a very classy starter when you out to impress someone.

    • Brian Jones May 8, 2017 at 5:30 am - Reply

      Cheers Mark, it certainly is a nice curtain raiser for a meal.

  4. Elizabeth May 5, 2017 at 8:45 am - Reply

    This soup sounds absolutely amazing and your garnish – how utterly adorable! I need to make this recipe, soon!

  5. Kavey at Kavey Eats May 5, 2017 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Your garnishing is so utterly beautiful, really delicate and full of the beauty of spring, so perfect for a creamy asparagus soup!

  6. The Modern Proper May 8, 2017 at 5:37 am - Reply

    This is so pretty-it would make a lovely addition to mother’s day luncheon…the presentation is simply stunning.

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