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Golden Michigan Asparagus Soup

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Golden Michigan Asparagus Soup

Makes 4 servings 

Ingredients: 

4 cups of chicken stock or canned broth
2 thin slices of fresh ginger (1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger may be substituted) 
1/2 cup dry sherry
2 teaspoons sesame oil 
1/3 lb. fresh Michigan Asparagus 
2 ounces cellophane noodles, cooked and drained 
2 green onions, thinly sliced 

Steps: 

  1. Cut Michigan Asparagus into 1 1/4 inch pieces. 
  2. Bring chicken stock and ginger to boil.
  3. Stir in sherry and sesame oil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and add fresh Michigan Asparagus and noodles.
  5. Cook until asparagus is tender-crisp (approximately 2-4 minutes).
  6. Stir in green onions and serve immediately.

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Cream of Michigan Asparagus Soup

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Cream of Michigan Asparagus Soup

Makes 5 servings (1 cup each) 

Ingredients: 

1 can (14.5oz. or 15oz.) of Michigan Asparagus cuts and tips
Milk
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/4 cup flour 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon 

Steps: 

  1. Drain Michigan Asparagus, reserving liquid. 
  2. Add enough milk to to liquid to measure 4 cups and set aside. 
  3. Puree asparagus in food processor or blender and set aside.
  4. Cook onions in butter until soft (but not brown) in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Stir in flour, salt, and bouillon. 
  6. Add mild mixture and Michigan Asparagus, stirring until smooth. 
  7. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. 
  8. Cook and stir 1 minute longer and remove from heat. 
  9. Serve hot and garnish, if desired.  

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