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Cream of asparagus soup with Morels
Servings: 4

8 thin green asparagus spears
6 fat green asparagus spears, about 10 cm (4 in) long
1 shallot, medium-sized
100 g fresh morels (3 1/2 oz) or 15 g (1/2 oz) dried ones
100 g unsalted butter (3 1/2 oz)
200 ml double cream (scant 1/2 pint

Clean the asparagus spears and cook the thin ones for about 5
minutes and the fat ones for about 10 minutes in boiling salted
water. Drain both kinds and reserve the water in which they cooked.
Cut off the tips of the eight thin spears and set them aside for
the garnish.

Peel and chop the shallot finely. Wash the morels CAREFULLY and
cut them into quarters (if you are using dried ones, soak them in
water for at least half an hour before this step).

Heat half the butter in a saucepan. Add two-thirds of the chopped
shallot and colour in the butter. Add the six fat asparagus spears
and 200 ml (a scant 1/2 pint) of their reserved cooking water.
Bring to the boil.

Add the cream and reduce it by boiling fast for 2 minutes. Liquidise
the soup with 30g (1 oz) of the remaining butter. Wash out the

Strain the liquidized soup through a fine sieve. Season with salt,
pepper and cayenne, and return it to the cleaned saucepan. Set it

Reheat the thin asparagus tips by warming them through in a little
of their cooking liquid. Reheat the asparagus soup.

Put the morels, the rest of the chopped shallot and the remaining
20 g (3/4 oz) butter into a small saucepan. Season with a little
salt and cook gently. The morels will excludea little liquid. Leave
them to cook until they have given off all their liquid, at which
stage they will be done. Take them off the heat.

Put a ladleful of the soup into each soup-plate. Garnish the centre
of each one with a share of morels and two asparagus tips.


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