Asparagus and green peppercorn soup

I adore to pick produce from the allotment and nothing ever tastes as good as when picked and cooked within an hour! Most of the seeds are now down, the onions have come up and the broad beans are flowering. It should be time next weekend to get some plants and when they are in the allotment is full and all we can do is to take care of it and wait! There is something all year around and today we picked asparagus, chive and spinach, a perfect base for a soup.

Asparagus and fresh green peppercorn soup, serves 2 as a starter or snack

  • 1 bunch of asparagus 
  • 2 bunches of fresh green peppercorns
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 apple
  • 4 dl chicken stock

Garnish 

  • chive and wild garlic flowers
  • raw asparagus tips

Cut up the asparagus, rinse the peppercorns and the spinach and steam for 6 minutes. Cut the asparagus tips in half for serving and add them raw to the soup.

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Peel the apple and remove the core, the apple is not necessary but it adds some sweetness and gives the soup more body. Place it in a blender with the chicken stock and the steamed veg. Remove the core from the green peppercorns before adding and pour in to bowls. Add the garnish and serve.

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The green peppercorns adds their own flavor a nice kick without overpowering the flavors of the spinach and the asparagus and the raw asparagus tips adds texture.

 

I have entered this to the great  1 Ingredient challenge, hosted by Laura at How to Cook Good Food and Nazima and Pierre’s Frangalise Kitchen. It was asparagus this month I could not resist!

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7 Responses to “Asparagus and green peppercorn soup”
  1. It’s so great to see a soup made with ingredients taken from the allotment. Ours has produced lots of spinach, chard & sorrel but no asparagus sadly. This soup look s fantastic and must packed packed full of nutrients too. Thanks for linking to One Ingredient :))

    • petra08 says:

      hi Laura

      We had to wait for 3 years for the asparagus! But all worth it 🙂 Glad you liked it, it is healthy without tasting “healthy” and hopefully it will balance the cheese I ate afterwards!

  2. ediblethings says:

    I would never have thught of pairing asparagus with green peppercorn, but now you have made me think of lots of applications – including in the mousse that I have also entered into One Ingredient. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • petra08 says:

      Asparagus mousse sounds very interesting! 🙂 Glad I could inspire I will read the recipe now on your blog! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. nazima says:

    What a lovely idea and I do like the idea of the green peppercorn there. I have not made asparagus soup as usually eat it whole but this is something that I shall be trying out! Of course the fact that it is so fresh from the soil is a great achievement

    • petra08 says:

      hi Nazima

      I love to eat them whole as well but this year we had so many! 🙂 A bog of a luxury problem but soup was a great solution. The green peppercorns gave a nice kick but did not take over the asparagus! 🙂

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