This is a repost from last year. I’m reposting this to kick off asparagus season and to cheer my friend Kelly on as she makes her first batch.
After reading the latest post on A Posse Ad Esse, I hung my head in shame for never using the ends of asparagus plants. I always compost or worm bin the ends, thinking they are not worth using. How wrong I’ve been. A Posse Ad Esse suggested using them in soup. I whipped up a batch, using a “wing it” recipe similar to this one, and the soup was great. When going through the stumps, if you have any that are extra thick and woody, you should either skip those or use a vegetable peeler to take the hard skin off. Super woody stalks will have a hard time breaking down in the soup. Even so, never again will I throw out usable asparagus stumps.