Hello my zebras!
Mr Zebra is regularly joking about me – and Germans in general. It is usually about rules and regulations, the weather and, of course, the food. Like, for example, that us Germans seem to turn our menus upside down for a few weeks in early summer and suddenly and solely serve asparagus for every meal.
He is not totally wrong, of course, but it’s just that those green and white stalks are really delicious and you have to take advantage of that while they’re in season! Funny enough, I actually didn’t even serve that much asparagus this year – but I still have one, two weeks to cook with it 😛
So today I brought you a delicious soup with green asparagus (❤) and a generous amount of buttermilk. It tastes super fresh and is a nice soup for summer!
Asparagus Buttermilk Soup
makes 2-3 servings
- 1 onion
- 2 floury potatoes
- 250 g green asparagus
- 750 ml vegetable stock
- 300 ml buttermilk
- Salt & pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 4 tbsp butter
Peel onion and potatoes and finely dice them. Wash the asparagus, peel the bottom parts and cut off 2 cm of the ends. Chop 200 g of it into coarse chunks and thinly slice the rest.
Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan and briefly fry the onions. Then add the potatoes and big asparagus pieces and pour in the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on for about 15 minutes.
In the meantime, heat up the remaining butter in a small pan and fry the asparagus slices with a little salt for 3-5 minutes and then add the honey. Puree the soup, stir in the buttermilk (do not boil after that!) and season with salt and pepper. Serve with the honey glazed asparagus bits.
How do you like to prepare asparagus? And what do you prefer – GREEN or WHITE?
Stay sweet & HAPPY COOKING!