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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Asparagus Soup

(Kuşkonmaz Çorbası - Istanbul)

Asparagus Soup
1 cup asparagus, rinsed (break and discard bottom stems), thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
5-6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup warm water + 1 cup hot water

Vinaigrette Sauce:
1 garlic clove, mashed with salt
2 tbsp vinegar (I used wine vinegar with raspberry juice)

Saute the onion, asparagus and flour with olive oil for about 3-4 minutes at medium-low heat in a medium-size pot. Add the 3/4 cup warm water, stir. Cover and cook until the asparagus is softened. Then add the 1 cup hot water, salt and pepper, stir. Cover and continue to cook for about 8-10 more minutes at medium-low heat.

Meanwhile whisk the mashed garlic with vinegar and pour into the soup, stir. Let it simmer for 1-2 minutes, turn the heat off. Sprinkle some red pepper flakes over the top and serve.

2 servings.



At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not like asparaguses so I would definitely like to try a soup out of them. Thx a lot for this wonderful recipe!

At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you saute the asparagus with the onion as well or add it afterwards with the the water?

At 5:35 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, I sauteed the asparagus, onion and flour with olive oil for about 3-4 minutes:)


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