Cream of Asparagus Soup with Prawns

5 from 5 votes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 4 people
Calories 77 kcal


For the basic soup

  • 1 kg Broken asparagus
  • 1 L Vegetable broth
  • 4 tbsp Cold butter
  • 2 tbsp Sugar fine
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt and pepper

The real cream soup

  • 1 kg White asparagus spears
  • 200 ml Cream, sweet
  • 500 ml White wine dry
  • 2 tbsp Sifted flour

The deposit

  • 2 Spring onion
  • 12 Shrimp peeled deveined
  • 2 sprigs Rosemary fresh
  • 2 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp Virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter


  • Chop the broken asparagus. Rub the lemon peel with the grater and set aside. Peel the asparagus spears and cut into short pieces. Set aside and cover.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan and sweat the broken asparagus pieces. Deglaze with the broth and season with lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Add 200 ml of white wine
  • Let the soup simmer for 30 minutes and then strain it through a sieve.
  • Add half of the asparagus pieces and the rest of the white wine to the soup and simmer for another 20 minutes. Puree finely with the magic wand and add the sweet cream. Knead the 2 tablespoons of cold butter and the 2 tablespoons of flour. Thicken the soup with the flour butter.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a pan and fry the remaining pieces of asparagus and the asparagus tips. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a second pan. Fry the prawns, the spring onions cut into small rolls, the finely chopped garlic and the sprigs of rosemary.
  • Add the fried asparagus pieces to the hot soup. Place the prawns on top of the asparagus soup and decorate with the grated lemon zest.


Serving: 100gCalories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 3.2gProtein: 1.3gFat: 5.6g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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