Asparagus season may be over, but who says we can’t cheat?
with Helen Ferrieux
For 2 people.
♥ Jar of asparagus (small dark green ones are tastiest – keep a couple of tops for decoration)
♥ 1/2 chicken cube
♥ 50 grms butter
♥ 75 grms flour
♥ 3/4 litre hot water
Make a roux, add liquid from jar of asparagus, add sufficient hot water for 2 hungry people.
Simmer 5 mns. Chop up asparagus keeping a spot for deco. If possible pulverise them. Add to simmering water & bring to almost boiling point, stirring.
Adding a little light cream (12% or 18%) makes it absolutely sublime!
Decorate with remaining bits of asparagus. My son’s Ma-in-law drops in bits of cooked chicken but I don’t think it’s necessary. Tell your guests you picked the wild asparagus in the fields.