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                           Creamy Asparagus Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Creole                           Soups
                 Gumbos
 
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       1 lb Asparagus,trimmed/chopped
 
       2 tb Cornstarch
 
       1 ts Salt
 
       1 pn Black pepper
 
       2 c  Milk
 
       2 c  Half-and-half
 
       2 tb Butter or margarine
 
       2 tb Dry sherry
 
  
 
   1. Cook asparagus in boiling water in 2-quart saucepan until tender; drain,
 
   reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
 
   2. Place reserved liquid and all but 1/2 cup asparagus in blender or food
 
   processor; blend until smooth.
 
   3. In same saucepan, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper; gradually stir in
 
   milk until smooth.
 
   4. Add butter; stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium-low heat and
 
   boil 1 minute.
 
   5. Stir in asparagus puree and sherry; blend well, then add reserved 1/2
 
   cup asparagus.
 
   6. Cook until heated through, stirring constantly.
 
  
 
 
 
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