Cedar Smoked Asparagus Soup
Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://veganvisitor.wordpress.com/2008/04/08/cedar-smoked-asparagus-soup/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Dayna Mcisaac
Cedar planks, not just for salmon anymore.
Guests came to celebrate spring and for that, we spark the BBQ. It might still be a bit early to eat outside, but who can resist the flame that is the official call of nicer weather?
Having grilled on cedar planks before, I’m already fond of the fantastic smell and extra flavour it lends to food. They seem to be gaining in popularity so finding a board isn’t nearly as difficult anymore as most grocery stores with a fish department tend to carry them.
The idea for the smoked asparagus soup came a little haphazardly. I was planning on grilling the asparagus with a drizzle of balsamic and olive oil but as it was the first grill of the season the flames were uneven and the safest place not to char my freshly picked spears was up on the board.
The soup came from the left overs of the greedy three bunches that I decided to cook up for a dinner of four.
The flavour was subtle and amazing.
A perfect enhancement for an already pretty great vegetable.