About the music: You may not associate Snoop Lion with a hearty asparagus soup, but trust us, if he were here right now he would fully endorse this big fat bowl of greenery. We have supplied you with 10 of rap’s classic tracks to get you in the mood. Maybe it’s because we still want to feel like a thug while making soup, or maybe it’s because Snoop called me up and told me to do it. The truth is you will never really know, so press play, and understand the power of asparagus snoop.
Prep time: 40 minutes
3 bushels asparagus, ends trimmed and spears cut into 2″ pieces
5 cups low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable for the veg’s)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. dried basil
4-5 sprigs fresh parsley
sprinkling of grated parmesan (optional)
First, pour yourself a nice Gin and Juice, like Snoop would do before making his asparagus soup. Heat olive oil in soup pot (must be big enough for all the asparagus!) over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions and sauté until softened, about 2 minutes. Add asparagus pieces and sauté 8-10 minutes more to soften the vegetables, stirring frequently. Add chicken broth, salt, thyme, basil, and parsley, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 15-20 minutes or until asparagus is soft enough to purée. Remove from heat and transfer in batches to a blender or food processor. Purée the soup until smooth and return to the pot. Reheat and taste to adjust seasonings. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan, or olive oil and fresh parsley, or a sprinkling of these hot hip-hop beats.
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