Chilled Asparagus Soup

with Goat Cheese & Smoked Salmon

Introduction:

This dish is inspired by the freshness of wonderful green asparagus with a traditional pairing of goat cheese and smoked salmon, but we are going to enjoy them as a wonderful spring chilled soup.

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Ingredients;

  • 600 gr green asparagus
  • 1 ½ cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 pc of diced celery
  • 2 table spoon olive oil
  • ½ cup of diced leeks white part only
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup chopped chives
  • 4 leaf of fresh mint
  • 4 sliced of smoked salmon
  • 4-table spoon of fresh goat cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream  
  • Few drops of Tasbasco
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Clean your asparagus and reserve 1 cup of asparagus spears for garnish.
  2. In a medium size pot sweat olive oil with celery and leeks ( make sure you don’t give any color).
  3. Steam di asparagus in a small amount of water until tender for about 10 minutes, drain and cool in ice water.
  4. Add the wine to the leek and celery mixer and let evaporate, when alcohol has evaporate add the stock and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Allow the liquid is completely cold prior of blending.
  6. Using a Vitamix or a blender combine the asparagus  (remember to keep the cup of asparagus spears for garnish) the chilled stock and leeks mixture and blend.
  7. Add the sour cream and fresh herbs at the last minute avoiding to over blend.
  8. Your mixture should be smooth and silky.
  9. In a small bowl mix the goat cheese until soft and silky adjust with salt and pepper.
  10. Place a slice of smoked salmon on a peace of plastic wrap add a spoon of creamy goat cheese and roll like a cigar around the plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  11. Adjust the seasoning to your pea puree making sure is smooth and silky .
  12. Ladle the soup in a soup bowl and presented with a small garnish of smoked salmon goat cheese cigar.

Buon Appetito

Pairing:

Chilled Asparagus Soup with Goat Cheese & Smoked Salmon is paired with our Popeyes Heaven Juice.

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