Asparagus Soup Recipe With Wine & Cheese is so easy to make and elegant enough to serve to dinner guests. The combination of wine and cheese create a flavourful soup that is the perfect start to your dinner.
Wash and thinly slice the leeks (white part only) and set aside.Wash and cut asparagus, saving some of the tips to cook and use as garnish.
Heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil in a heavy bottomed pot over medium-high.Add the leeks, lemon pepper and salt. Sauté for 5 minutes.
Add the wine, and cook to allow the alcohol to evaporate (about 10 minutes).
Add the chopped asparagus, sauté for 5 minutes.
Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook until asparagus is fork tender. (about 15-20 minutes).
For the Asparagus Tips:
While the soup is cooking, sauté the asparagus tips in a pan with the additional 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Set aside till ready to use.
Once the asparagus is cooked, remove the soup from heat.Purée until smooth (using your preferred method).
Add the Parmesan cheese, and mix to combine.
Ladle soup into serving bowls.
Garnish with the asparagus tips, several drops of lemon flavoured olive oil and a few Parmesan crisps.
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