Thursday, January 2, 2014
Asparagus Leek Soup
Last year, one of my resolutions was to complete a 365 project which I actually did! I had some climbing resolutions which I did not complete, so I'll tack them onto the 2014 list. I can't remember what else was on the list to be completely honest, but overall, I felt pretty successful in 2013.
When I made this asparagus leek soup, I had to look up youtube videos on how to clean, cut and prepare leeks. I really didn't even know what they looked like when I went to the grocery store to buy them. This soup doesn't count towards my goal though since I actually made it in 2013 - just holding myself accountable :)
ASPARAGUS LEEK SOUP (makes 12-16 servings)
Recipe from Taste of Home
3 leeks, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 onion, chopped
3 Tbsp. butter
4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
3 carrots, thinly sliced
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 qts. chicken broth
1/2 c. wild rice
1 lb. asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 lb. fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 c. whipping cream
1. In a large stock pot, sauté leeks and onion in butter until tender. Add in the potatoes, carrots, salt, chicken broth and rice. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and continue to simmer for 25-30 minutes.
2. Add in the asparagus. Cover and simmer again until the asparagus is tender (5-10 minutes).
3. Stir in the spinach, pepper, and cream and just cook until heated through.