Cut the tips from 12 asparagus spears, 1? inches from the top and halve the tips lengthwise if thick, reserve for garnish.
Cut the stalks and all the remaining asparagus into ? inch pieces, cook the onion and thyme in 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large heavy pan over a moderate to low heat, stirring, until the onions are softened about 2 minutes.
Add the white wine, asparagus pieces, salt, and pepper to taste, bring to the boil, and cook until the liquid is reduced by half
Add 5 cups of the chicken stock bring to the boil; reduce the heat and simmer, until the asparagus is tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
While the soup simmers, cook the reserved asparagus tips in boiling salted water until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes, then drain.
Pur?e the soup in batches in a blender until smooth, transferring to a bowl (use caution when blending hot liquids), and return to the pan. Stir in the double cream or cr?me fra?che , and then add more stock to thin the soup to the desired consistency.
Season with salt and pepper, bring the soup to a boil, and whisk in the remaining tablespoon of butter. Add the lemon juice and garnish with the asparagus tips.
Serve and Enjoy
The soup keeps, covered and chilled, for up to two days. If making ahead, add last tablespoon butter and lemon juice after reheating.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (726g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 431 (73%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 47.9g||64 %|
|Saturated Fat 28.1g||140 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 13.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.7g|
|Cholesterol 133.2mg||41 %|
|Sodium 702.8mg||24 %|
|Potassium 887.8mg||23 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 26.1g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.8g||15 %|
|Sugars, other 22.3g|
|Protein 16.6g||24 %|
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Calories per serving: 589
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