Thai scented Asparagus Soup

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The protein for today is Asparagus. It is one of the vegetables high in protein. Most of my experience with asparagus is what I have watched on Masterchef Australia. It is one of the vegetables I used to drool over and wonder how it would taste. Asparagus is not very easily available in India. But when I saw that it was rich in proteins I wanted to make at least one dish using asparagus. Luckily, I found a small bunch which did not leave me with too many options for dishes. But I figured a soup always works, especially for me. Then I found this absolutely delightful soup with asparagus and coconut milk and I knew I had to make it. 

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I added some spring onions in addition to onions and 

Protein – Asparagus

Recipe adapted from here

Serves 2

WHAT WE NEED

Asparagus                              100 gms

Onion, large                           1

Spring onion green               1/2 cup

Oil / unsalted butter              1 tbsp

Pepper, ground                      1/2 tsp

Coconut milk                           3/4 cup

Vegetable stock                        2 – 3 cups 

Lemongrass, dried                  3 small stalks

Ginger, grated                          1 tbsp

Lemon juice                             1/4 tsp

Salt

WHAT TO DO

  • Cut asparagus into 1″ small pieces
  • In a pan, heat the oil / butter 
  • Chop the onions and add it to the pan
  • Once it turns translucent add spring onions, lemongrass and ginger
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Add asparagus, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat stirring frequently
  • Add coconut milk and 2 cups of vegetable stock and cook till the asparagus is tender, about 10 minutes
  • Turn off the gas and let it cool for some time
  • Transfer the contents of the pan to a blender and blend until smooth
  • If the soup is too thick, add 1/2 cup of vegetable stock and cook in the pan for 5 minutes on medium. Else warm the soup for 5 mins in the pan
  • Turn off the gas and add lemon juice and garnish with fresh coriander
  • Enjoy with some bread

NOTES

  1. You can either use fresh or dried lemongrass. If you use dried lemongrass, remove it from the soup before blending it. If using fresh lemongrass, finely chop and add it along with ginger.

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This is my post for the Mega Marathon under the theme, ‘Protein Rich Dishes’.
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14 thoughts on “Thai scented Asparagus Soup

  1. asparagus and broccoli are sold for the price of gold here ! and not enough of them thru the year. However, I am in love with this soup 🙂 brilliant pick !

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