Ugh! May is not being good to me, in terms of my Dorie recipes. My failure on this week's Asparagus Soup has nothing to do with the recipe, and everything to do with the freshness--or lack thereof--of my asparagus. I've made this soup before, and liked it, so I know for a fact that the recipe is not the culprit.
I haven't seen asparagus in the local Italian supermarkets. I wonder if it grows here. If it does, the season for it probably already passed (it's an early spring veg, right? It's been pretty hot here--upper 70s/low 80s for the past 2 months). Anyway, I bought my asparagus up at the Commissary. It tasted okay grilled the other night, but this soup was completely flavorless. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
I may need to take a pass on next week's recipe. I can't find pistachio oil, and it seemed mighty expensive to justify buying online. Argh!! I'm going to Budapest tomorrow. Maybe they'll have pistachio oil there. What's Hungarian for "pistachio"? ha!