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BISQUE OF FRESH ASPARAGUS

  • Author: From Akasha Richmond's The Art of Tofu
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories per Serving: 144
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BISQUE OF FRESH ASPARAGUS

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bunch (about 1 pound) fresh asparagus
    3 cups water or vegetable stock
    2 Tbsp vegetable broth powder
    2 leeks (about 2 cups), mostly white parts and some green, sliced thinly
    1 small yellow onion, chopped small
    2 shallots, peeled and minced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
    1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/2 package Morinaga Silken Tofu - Lite Firm, pureed to become 3/4 cup by volume
    1 Tbsp white miso

Preparation:

Cut 2 inches off bottom of asparagus stalks and peel each stalk about 3 inches up, then cut into 2 inch pieces.

Add asparagus and rest of ingredients except tofu and miso to a 4-quart soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook covered for 30 minutes.

Turn off heat, add tofu and miso, and allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes.

Puree the soup in blender until smooth. Pass through wire mesh strainer to remove any remaining stalk fiber. Serve with croutons or chopped chives.

Nutrition Information:

Calories (144), Fat (1g), Carbohydrates (24.5g), Sodium (), Cholesterol (0mg), Protein (9g)

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