Asparagus soup with Truffle Salted Croutons

Ingredients


Serves 4

Ingredients:
      • 2 shallots, finely diced
      • 50g butter
      • 12-15 asparagus spears, roughly chopped
      • 100g peas
      • 1 handful of spinach
      • 750ml vegetable stock
      • 100ml double cream
      • 1 teaspoon of black truffle sea salt

    Method

    1. For the croutons dice your bread and dry out in the oven at 160˚C for 10-15 mins. Then drizzle with oil in a large bowl, tossing for an even coating and fry until golden brown in a frying pan until golden and crunchy. Season well whilst still warm with Black Truffle Sea Salt.
    2. For the soup melt the butter in a saucepan and soften your shallots for 5 mins. Then add in your asparagus, peas and spinach. Cook for 5 mins until softened but still brightly coloured.
    3. Add stock and cream and blitz until smooth with a stick blender. Then season to taste with truffle sea salt.
    4. Serve the soup with a handful of pea shoots and a few steamed asparagus tips plus the truffled croutons.