Monday, November 15, 2010

vegan mofo: asparagus miso soup

remember when my brother brought me 28 pounds of asparagus?  that gave me a ton of leeway to create recipes...  and this was one of them.

status: somewhat fail.

why i'm including it: it really wasn't bad, but felt it could have been better?  i don't know - maybe it was the miso?

would i make it again:  i might try to swap out the miso, or change the recipe some.  the next time i have 28 pounds of asparagus lying around, i'll let you know.

8 comments:

jessy said...

aaahahahaha! i DO remember that, ms. v! i think the soup looks awesome - i'm sorry it wasn't the best it could be. the miso might have been it. sometimes it goes really well with things, and sometimes it doesn't do what i want for the flavor i'm trying to achieve. this makes me want to try and make some asparagus soup though - never had it and now i wanna give it a whirl!

shellyfish said...

Dude, I do remember that! I think the idea is good, but it's so sad it didn't work. Maybe by adding potatoes? I dunno, but I love asparagus and potato soup, and adding maybe barly miso? Not sure, but 28lbs gives you room to play I guess.

Mihl said...

Did I tell you about how my father once bought a boatload of canned asparagus? I still have a canned asparagus trauma.
Sorry your recipe didn't work out.

Jen said...

i remember all that asparagus. i hate cooking fails, but the awesome part is that you learned that the flavor don't pair well together. to me asparagus formula has to be sweet+savory+asparagus. salty and asparagus doesn't win, there has to be another flavor. like maybe maple dijon roasted asparagus, or agave/miso roasted asparagus. i think berry or citrus glazed asparagus with kosher salt would work well too. follow me?

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Hey, Miss v! You are the winner of the Vegan Cookie Connoisseur over at my blog, but emails to you keep bouncing. Please email me your mailing address! And congratulations!

28 pounds of asparagus!??!?!

Allyson said...

Ahh, I wish I had 28 pounds of asparagus! (or do I?!)
So sorry about your cooking fail... seems like miso and asparagus would jive well together.

Jeni Treehugger said...

That soup is such a glorious colour it looks like it shouldn't be a fail at all.

vegannifer said...

28 pounds of asparagus?????!!!!! That's insanity!