White and Green Asparagus SoupKooking
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1Peel white asparagus from the tip to the base.
2Coarsely chop asparagus, reserving a few tips for garnish.
3Chop the potato, leek and green asparagus.
4Cook vegetables in boiling water for about 30 minutes.
5In a saucepan, cook reserved asparagus tips in boiling water for about 20 minutes.
6For the soup, remove part of broth and set aside.
7With an immersion blender, puree the cooked vegetables and a pat of butter.
8Season with salt and pepper to taste.
9Add broth until the desired consistency is reached.
10Drain asparagus tips.
11Heat butter in a saucepan and sauté asparagus tips.
12Season to taste with salt.
13To serve, arrange asparagus tips with soup and garnish with chopped chives.