Roasted Asparagus Soup with Bacon

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About 6 weeks ago or so, my parents came to visit from Colorado.  We spent the weekend up in Santa Barbara where I went to college.  One restaurant where we ate dinner that weekend had this amazing asparagus soup appetizer.  When I inquired about what was in the soup other than asparagus, the waiter said nothing except chicken stock.  It was so good that I decided to recreate it with my own twist and since I made some charred bacon wrapped asparagus a couple weeks ago, I figured why not take that great charred flavor and incorporate it into a soup?  The added flavor from the roasted asparagus and bacon was just what the soup needed.

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Roasted Asparagus Soup
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill on medium high
  2. While grill is preheating, wrap 3-4 asparagus spears in each slice of bacon
  3. Once hot, grill asparagus until charred on both sides, about 5 minutes per side
  4. Remove from grill and let cool
  5. Add chicken stock to a large pot heated to medium heat
  6. Once cool, roughly chop asparagus bunches and add to pot. Let simmer for 20 minutes or until asparagus is fork tender
  7. Remove from heat and transfer to blender. Blend until smooth
  8. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with blanched asparagus tips and sesame chili oil as garnish

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Comments

  1. Directions are missing adding the stock into the pot, before the asparagus.
    Sounds like a great recipe. Going to have to try it!

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