Make Up Monday -Asparagus Vichyssoise

29 Mar

I really just need to stick to sweets…

Last week’s Fat Friday was Fresh Cake In A Microwave which didn’t really leave me with many ingredients to work with.  Instead of using an ingredient, I thought I would stick with the microwave theme.  I set out on a quest for a healthy treat to be made in the microwave and came across a recipe for Asparagus Vichyssoise.  It met my criteria of being able to be made in a microwave and I liked all the ingredient…little did I know that I wouldn’t like all of these ingredient all together and prepared in this way.  It is not inedible, but I don’t think I could eat a whole bowl.  Maybe you’ll feel differently, give it a try and let me know!

Asparagus Vichyssoise

What You Need:

2 pounds Fresh asparagus spears
3 1/4 cups Water, divided
2 large Potatoes — Peeled And Diced
2 teaspoons Chicken bouillon granules
3/4 cup Skim or low fat milk
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon White pepper
Lemon rind strips (optional)

Put It All Together:

Clean asparagus and cut into 1 inch pieces.

Combine asparagus with 1/4 cup water in a 3 qt. casserole.

Cover with plastic wrap and turn back one corner to vent.

Microwave on high for 5 minutes.

Let stand 3 minutes, and add remaining 3 cups of water, potatoes, and boullion granules to asparagus mixture.

Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Microwave on high for 10 minutes, stirring once. Reduce power to medium and microwave 15-18 minutes.

Let mixture cool slightly.

Pour about 1/3 of the mixture into a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.

Repeat procedure with remaining asparagus mixture.

Stir in milk, salt and pepper.

Cover and chill about 8 hours.

Stir well before serving.

Garnish with lemon rind strips and enjoy! (or tolerate)

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2 Responses to “Make Up Monday -Asparagus Vichyssoise”

  1. Anonymous April 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    that looks gross…

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