I made asparagus soup with them.
And it's really, really easy and delicious.
I used the stalks of one bunch and it made enough soup for two servings.
Sweat an onion, a garlic clove, a stick of celery in a mix of olive oil and rapeseed. Season well and add the leaves from a sprig of fresh thyme.
When they have started to soften, add the asparagus and a small potato if you like a thick soup.
Continue to cook for a few minutes. Add 300ml chicken stock. Recipe here. Simmer until vegetables are just soft and then blitz to a creamy consistency.
I make stock and freeze in old yoghurt cartons or ricotta tubs. Anything that has a lid really. It means you always have small quantities handy.
And of course some delicious homemade sourdough toasted and dripping in butter.
As my granny said " waste not - want not".
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