Monday, 7 January 2013

Parsnip Soup

Our neighbour gave us a bag of parsnips freshly picked from her allotment, so I roasted them on one day, and the next day I thought a parsnip soup might be a good way to use up these parsnips. To be honest, I wasn't going to upload this recipe, because as you will see later, it isn't the best looking soup you will see - but what made me upload is the fact it tastes if you are making it for yourself/family, it really is an easy and tasty recipe...

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 4-5 people
  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Cooking time: 40 mins
What you will need:

Splash of olive oil
1 tbsp butter
2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 thumb-size piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tbsp garam masala
6 parsnips, peeled and chopped into chunks
1 litre boiling water
1 cube vegetable stock
500ml milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
Optional: 100-200ml double cream and plain yoghurt

How to make:

1) Heat the olive oil in a pot alongside the butter, then add the onions, garlic, ginger and garam masala. Fry on a medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions are soft

2) Add the parsnips, and stir until coated with the mixture. Add the stock cube to the water, then add this to the pot, alongside the milk. Add the salt and black pepper and bring to the boil, then turn down heat and simmer whilst covered for 30 minutes

3) Check if the parsnips are cooked (they should be soft when you stick a knife in). Remove from heat and blend the soup. Taste the soup and adjust seasoning. At this point you may want to add the double cream and/or yoghurt to make it taste more rich, then put back on heat ready to serve

Lol, so as you can see, not very pleasant to the eye - but if this wasn't pleasant to the taste, I would not have uploaded it...not sure if there is any point saying try this out, but if you like parsnips, you might like to. Enjoy! :)

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