Asparagus Soup (Zuppa Di Asparagi)

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Title: Asparagus Soup (Zuppa Di Asparagi)
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Italian, Soups, Vegetables

Ingredients:

2 tb Extra-virgin olive oil
2 Cloves garlic, minced
2 lb Asparagus, trimmed, peeled
-and cut (1 inch pieces)
Salt and pepper
1 qt Chicken broth
4 Eggs
1/2 c Freshly grated Parmesan or
-pecorino cheese
6 sl Italian bread, toasted


Heat the oil and garlic in a soup pot until the garlic is golden. Add the
asparagus and cook until they begin to color. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the broth and bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer for 15
minutes, or until the asparagus is tender.

Beat the eggs and cheese together. When the asparagus is tender, reduce
the heat so the soup is no longer simmering. Very slowly ladle some of the
hot soup into the beaten eggs, stirring continuously. After adding about 2
cups of the hot soup to the eggs, reverse the process and gradually stir
the eggs mixture into the soup pot. The soup must not boil or the eggs will
scramble. Heat until thickened.

Put one slice of toasted bread into each soup dish. Ladle the hot soup on
top and pass additional grated cheese.

Serves 6.

NOTE: To trim asparagus, hold the tip in one hand and the base of the
stalk in the other. Bend gently. The asparagus will snap, leaving the
tender part with the tip.

[ "We Called It Macaroni"; Nancy Verde Barr; Knopf; ISBN 0-394-55798-0 ]

Posted by Fred Peters.

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini