Asparagus and Prawns Egg Drop Soup

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Asparagus and prawns soup

Asparagus and prawns soup

When my daughter saw Asparagus and Seafood Soup on my blog, cooked by LeQuan at luvtoeat (my recent guest blogger), she said, “Oh, that looks really delicious. I want it!” I knew I am in trouble…haha. She never gives up. I asked her to cook for me…with my sweetest request. The days passed but there was no soup for me. Well, when our children want healthy food, we as mothers always lose the game, no matter how old they are. I lost. I cooked while she smiles away!

This is really a very easy soup to cook. LeQuan cooked a smiley soup. I think some of you didn’t notice the BIG smile in the soup. She cooked the healthy, delicious soup based on my blog title, ‘Keep Learning Keep Smiling’. She is just SO creative! I thought I will add onto the smile and happiness by making a ‘flower’ soup…..*smiling*. Making this soup is just so fun! I’m sure kids would love making different patterns and enjoy eating it.

Soup ingredients

Soup ingredients

Being a great prawns and shrimps lover, I was just too happy to find jumbo cooked king prawns…..mmmm…delicious. They are bigger than those that I used for King Prawns And Herbs Fried Rice. Now I wonder whether I will find SUPER jumbo king prawns. I will surely go for it if there are. I love asparagus so I bought a bunch of big, fat asparagus. They are so tender and delicious. I wanted to add tomatoes but stopped by my children. Only used one for the centre as garnishing. The tomatoes ended up in my big bowl of salad.

There’s really no fixed recipes to follow. A recipe guideline is given in the link above, Asparagus and Seafood Soup. I followed that. The soup is really easy, healthy and delicious. I had 10 big prawns in my soup….yeah…so happy. My soup is only made up of chicken soup, prawns, eggs, asparagus and tomato (to garnish).

Today is the second day of Chinese New Year, The Year of the Rabbit. This soup would be perfect for any new year meals. The rabbit face always looks very happy, so LeQuan’s smiley soup would be just perfect! A blooming flower shows love and fruitfulness, so it’s perfect for new year too.

Other soups that you may be interested in:
Chicken And Winter Melon Soup
Chicken Tonic Soup
Nutritious Ginger Wine Chicken Soup
Thai Beef Butternut Squash Soup
Thai Chicken Coconut Soup
Pumpkin, Prawns And Coconut Soup (Thai)
Sweet Corn And Apple Chicken Soup

There are more soups in my Recipes section.

Quote of the day…..

“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a new star”

- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Keep Learning Keep Smiling

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Smitha  on February 3rd, 2011

thats a very delicious soup!…I love jumbo prawns…love the fried rice too…Happy New Year!

redkathy  on February 3rd, 2011

Oh gosh Mary, wish I was your daughter. The soup looks exquisite! While I do prepare soups, I have never tried one such as this. Now you have me thinking…

lequan  on February 3rd, 2011

Mary! I’m so thrilled that you made this soup! Now that’s what I call presentation! Such a beautiful flower! I’m so happy right now! Can you see me doing my happy dance? ;-) It made me laugh when I read, “I lost. I cooked while she smiles away!”. Well what can I say? Keep learning, keep smiling? Right Sharon? You were learning while smiling right? (Just nod and say yes ;-)) Thank you so much for trying this soup Mary. I hope your family enjoyed it. Next time it’s Sharon’s turn…teehee. Oh and SUPER jumbo king prawns = lobster here. Lol. Oooh, can you imagine that, putting lobster in this soup? Yumms! Anyways, enjoyed reading your post very much as always. Even though this was my soup, I still learned how to present it beautifully from you. Keep Learning, Keep Smiling. Happy Chinese New Year to you and yours my dear friend!

Angela  on February 3rd, 2011

This looks very good! I would like to try making this myself.

suituapui  on February 3rd, 2011

Children…Remember how our mums used to scold us - only know how to eat!

Ginny Hartzler  on February 4th, 2011

Oh, this is absolutely beautiful, a work of art! I love egg drop soup anyway. But each ingredient looks good just by itself, so together it would be scrumpptious!!

孤傲的王子  on February 4th, 2011

wow, yummy yummy~
happy chinese new year~

Quay Po Cooks  on February 4th, 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai. Is that a bowl of soup or a piece of art? Looks artfully delicious Mary.

Priya  on February 4th, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year Mary..delicious and comforting soup,truly tempting..

Conor @ Hold the Beef  on February 4th, 2011

Firstly, happy new year to you and your family Mary! Secondly, I love your presentation with this. Looks delicious and happy :)

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on February 4th, 2011

Lovely, it looks like those served in restaurants too.

Belinda @zomppa  on February 4th, 2011

It looks so creamy and light at the same time!

Mary  on February 4th, 2011

@Smitha - Thanks very much, Smitha! :D

@redkathy - Thanks very much, Kathy! Come and I will cook for you :D

@lequan - I’m trying to imagine your dance…haha. Of cos it has to be Sharon’s turn next time to cook this soup…for me! It will have to be a different pattern. Hope she hears it loud and clear :D Haha….learn something new…JUMBO prawns = lobster! It will be a giant lobster swimming in shallow soup…haha.

@Angela - Thanks very much, Angela! Have fun cooking :D

@suituapui - Haha…of course I remember that. My mom said the same thing to us! Must be an international phrase…haha :D

@Ginny Hartzler - Thanks very much, Ginny! It was really scrumptious. Give a try :D

@孤傲的王子 - Thanks very much for visiting and greetings! :D

@Quay Po Cooks - It’s both :D That’s what makes cooking fun…hehe

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@Conor @ Hold the Beef - Thanks very much, Conor!

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Christine! :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! :D

Devaki @weavethousandflavors  on February 4th, 2011

That is one soulful soup and I will make it very soon :) Thanks for another great one Mary.

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Sharon @ Fun and Life  on February 4th, 2011

BEST. SOUP. EVER. I loved it!! And obviously I was happy I got my way haha. That’s all I had for lunch, didn’t need anything else! Delicious, yummy yum yum, warms the tum.

LeQuan, BRILLIANT recipe :D. Thanks so much for sharing this! And yes, I’m nodding away here ;).

swathi  on February 4th, 2011

My hubby is asking for egg drop soup. This one sounds delicious. I will make without prawn in them.

teresa  on February 4th, 2011

just gorgeous, i love the asparagus in there!

Katerina  on February 4th, 2011

Beautiful presentation of the soup. I love prawns and shrimps too. Your daughter is a lucky girl to have such a caring mom.

RamblingTart  on February 4th, 2011

I’m so happy you posted this, Mary! I’ve been craving noodle soup and I have prawns in my freezer I’ve been wondering what to do with. Now I know!! :-)

Biren @ Roti n Rice  on February 4th, 2011

Your soup looks very lovely and tasty. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family!

5 Star Foodie  on February 4th, 2011

A wonderful looking soup for sure! I love your presentation!

Yummy Team  on February 5th, 2011

Fantastic soup..Great presentation!

Little Inbox  on February 5th, 2011

Hmm…so tempting the soup is. :)

Amy @ cookbookmaniac  on February 5th, 2011

this is beautiful! Looks like a gorgeous tasting soup. I made my first egg drop soup the other day and I am astonished that I didn’t muck it up somehow.

somewhere in singapore  on February 5th, 2011

I’m attracted by the prawns!!!

Tasty Trix  on February 5th, 2011

Oh yum - you are right, this is a really happy, smiley soup. Happy New Year!

YIn  on February 5th, 2011

Another stunning dish! This “sieu har har” soup great to serve as CNY dish. So much easy and not delicated as the normal CNY dishes we use to have.

Drick  on February 5th, 2011

such a beautiful soup Mary, have been eating a lot of egg drop soup this winter from a nearby restaurant, but it looks nothing like yours, love the shrimp and asparagus in it

Angie's Recipes  on February 6th, 2011

Mary, I love this one. Asparagus and seafood are my favourites. Yummy! And your plating is so stylish.

Jeannie  on February 6th, 2011

I’ll start by drinking up all the delicious soup and slowly eat the prawns one by one:D Yummy!

pierre  on February 6th, 2011

i love the idea to drop an egg in the soup !!
This is almost spring here in paris very weird weather !!!pierre

busygran  on February 6th, 2011

The soup not only looks lovely but delicious too! I don’t mind making this for lunch or dinner! Another recipe to add to my list!
And a Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family!

lena  on February 6th, 2011

hi mary, gong xi fa cai ! wishing you a very happy , healthy and auspicious new year! never mind mary, you cook and let sharon do the clean up, if not then keep all the baking utensils away from her, haha!

Simply Life  on February 6th, 2011

oh you’ve just taken egg drop soup to the next level!

Anna Johnston  on February 6th, 2011

I saw Lequan’s smiley soup & typed her recipe into my MacGourmet (little software program where I keep all recipes) & I used her image too… and here I see the soup in its new incarnation…, a flower, beautiful. This is such a beautiful simple dish, but so flavoursome. Thanks for sharing Mary :)

Mary  on February 7th, 2011

@Devaki @weavethousandflavors - Thanks very much, Devaki! :D

@Sharon @ Fun and Life - You cheeky girl! It’s your turn to cook for me next :P

@swathi - Yes, you can make it vegetarian. I’m sure it would be just as nice. have fun cooking :D

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa! :D

@Katerina - Thanks very much, Katerina! Yes, my girl…she is lucky and cheeky. I need to make her cook more…for me :D

@RamblingTart - Mmmm….prawns and noodles… favourite. You can make a lovely meal out of that. Have fun cooking :D

@Biren @ Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha!

@Yummy Team - Thanks very much! :D

@Little Inbox - Thanks very much! :D

@Amy @ cookbookmaniac - Thanks very much, Amy! Glad you tried it out. Hope you like it :D

@somewhere in singapore - Haha…we are such big great prawn lovers :D

@Tasty Trix - Thanks very much, Trix :D

@YIn - Thanks very much, Yin! I have yet to learn those delicate Chinese New Year dishes. I think I will give up half way or just go and eat in restaurants…haha! I think I will stick to this one first :D

@Drick - Drick, I’m sure you can make better ones tan those from the restaurants :D You can add in a lot of seafood….yuuum.

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Jeannie - Haha…you sound like my daughter. She will leave the best to the last. I am just the opposite. So be careful if we sit down and eat together…haha :D

@pierre - Wow…spring over at your side already?? The weather has gone haywire. It’s still very cold here in Scotland. Looking forward to spring :D

@busygran - Thanks very much! I think this soup will help us to slim down, too :D Hope you have a great time this Chinese New Year :D

@lena - Thanks very much, Lena! Same to ou, too. Hope you are enjoying your new year. Yes, Sharon has to clean up. But she doesn’t mind that cos she just loads it all in the dish washer. No, she has to cook for me next time :D

@Simply Life - Thanks very much! :D

@Anna Johnston - Haha…now you have more ways to cook this soup. Thanks very much for sharing what’s MacGourmet. I need to learn more. My recipes are all over the place. Usually I just jot them down in note books. I have several now. May misplace or lose some one day. Time to get more organised :D

kristy  on February 7th, 2011

Oh Mary, I am loving this soup….loving the sweetness of corn and the crunch yummy prawns! Simply delicious. Slurp!

Mary  on February 10th, 2011

@Kristy - Thanks very much, Kristy! :D

Nifty Thrifty Me!  on February 21st, 2011

What a wonderful way to dress up egg drop soup! Thank you for the ideas.

how to become a singer  on July 18th, 2011

I made this the other night- and was so creamy and light!

Excellent recipe I will share with my friends :)

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