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Asparagus Bisque with Soft Cheese

Asparagus Bisque with Soft Cheese
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1 hr
Preparation
1 hr 15 min.
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Ingredients

for 4 servings
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
4 ½ cups
white Asparagus (peeled, woody ends removed)
1 ½ tablespoons
3 tablespoons
cup
4 tablespoons
1 ¾ cups
green Asparagus (halved lengthways and cut into bite-sized pieces)
2 teaspoons
pink peppercorns (crushed lightly in a mortar)
Himalayan salt
8 slices
whole-wheat Baguette
1 cup
Feta cheese (crumbled)
1 handful
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Preparation steps

Step 1/4
Bring 1 l of water to the boil with the lemon juice, sugar and 1 tsp salt. Add the white asparagus and peelings and boil for around 10 minutes. Drain through a sieve and reserve the cooking water. Chop the asparagus into large chunks and discard the peel.
Step 2/4
In a separate pan, melt the butter, stir in the flour and mix in the asparagus cooking water. Add the cooked asparagus and blend to a fine purée. Pass through a sieve if desired. Stir in the cream and season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.
Step 3/4
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry the asparagus pieces for 2-3 minutes, stirring. Add the crushed peppercorns and season with Himalaya salt.
Step 4/4
Divide the soup between bowls. Top each bowl with 2 slices of baguette, a little feta, fried asparagus and thyme. Drizzle with the remaining oil and serve.