Asparagus-Leek Soup with Creme Fraiche and Chives


FOR THE CREME FRAICHE: 1 1/2 cups heavy or whipping cream 1/2 cup sour cream FOR THE SOUP: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 4 cups chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only; from about 2 large leeks) 3 pounds asparagus, tough ends broken off and discarded, spears cut into 2 inch pieces 6 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 3 tablespoons chopped chives


Creme Fraiche Can Be Found In Some Supermarkets And Most Specialty Foods Stores. But Just In Case You Cannot Find It, Here's A Simple Recipe For Making Your Own. Offer A Crisp And Clean French White Wine With The Soup, Such As A Chablis. '

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