Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cream of Asparagus Soup with Saffron Croutons


I can only blame it on snow "madness"--the blatant use of another's blog post.  
Spring snow can cause one to do nefarious things!

Susan, at Savoring Time in the Kitchen, posted the most delicious looking soup the other day.
Snow was predicted for us the following day.
I had a bit of saffron that I needed to use.
I coveted the soup and croutons luxuriating on top.
Whether or not the above is a good defense, it was all worth it at first bite!!

For the recipe, you'll have to go over to Susan's blog.  If it's your first visit, you'll be happy for the introduction!!  I only made one minor change.  My French baguette did not lend itself to being decrusted.  Therefore my bowl is less refined than Susan's.  The croutons are worth doubling the recipe so one can have an occasional nibble--maybe with a glass of wine!


ENJOY!

25 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious. We are getting snow also...sigh..

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  2. Saffron croutons...this is the fanciest meal I have ever heard of!!!!! Looks great too.

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  3. I got the ingredients needed to make this soup as well. Will probably prepare it tomorrow. We are having freezing temps here in N FL so this will make an excellent lunch. Susan had posted another asparagus soup some time ago that I have come to dearly LOVE but she says she likes this recipe better. I always enjoy Susan's recipes.

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

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  4. Thank you very much for the mention, Bonnie!

    I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe and the croutons. I forgot to mention when I first posted the recipe that I scrapped all of the good stuff that was stuck to the outside of the sieve and added it to the soup when pressing out the solids but I've since added that to the instructions.

    I can't wait for really fresh asparagus to hit the market this spring because I'll be making it again :)

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  5. YUM... Bet that soup is good. We eat soup most everyday for lunch --in these cold, 'winter'??? days!!!!!

    Still snowing here... Hope it warms up soon. I'm SO ready for some spring.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. Very nice and I will be trying it. This will be great when the local asparagus is available!

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  7. Oh Yum! I'm sure you enjoyed every bite! I'm saving my first asparagus this season for Easter dinner:@)

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  8. yummy--I will have to go over and have a look. I like your green bowl, perfect for the soup.

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  9. I saw that soup too and was tempted by it. Now I know I need to make it! :)

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  10. i bet the saffron adds the perfect hint of sweetness and smokiness to the soup. I love cooking with saffron and think that many people overlook it at times because it is expensive but it is well worth it

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  11. I love this soup...haven't made it in years but now, you have inspired me. :))

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  12. Saffron croutons - now that's happiness. Hope your weather improves soon. It's chilly even in south Florida this morning.
    Sam

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  13. I bookmarked this recipe when I saw it on Susan's blog. With both of your recommendations I know it must be wonderful. I will be so happy when consistent Spring weather is finally here. Happy Easter, Bonnie.

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  14. Asparagus just screams SPRING!! Thank you for the link. I'm sure I would agree with you on the croutons and extra for wine! ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  15. I bookmarked it too! :) Love Susan's blog. Fun to use saffron in such a way. Happy Easter, Bonnie!

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  16. Now doesn't this seem like the perfect antidote to the continued cold weather around here? Thank you so much for sharing the link. Delicious, as always...and inspiring! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. I thought the soup recipe sounded familiar (smile). This does indeed sound/look like a wonderful soup.

    Happy spring.

    Velva

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  18. It looks very inviting, I love the croutons, very French :).

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  19. That did look good, didn't it? I need to make it one of these days!!

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  20. Asparagus is so nice this time of the year and since there is still snow on the ground here soup is a warming meal.

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  22. I have got the asparagus...now to get the rest of the ingredients. I always love a good soup.

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