Parsnip and Garlic Soup

    35 minutes

    A lovely wintery soup of fresh parsnips and cream. There isn't too much garlic, you can add more if you prefer.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
    • 2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped into 1 cm cubes
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 3 cups (750ml) boiling water
    • 1 vegetable stock cube
    • 2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 100ml thickened cream
    • salt and pepper
    • dried chilli pepper flakes or paprika to garnish

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and fry until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the parsnips, garlic and curry powder. Stir to blend and cook for a couple of minutes to release the flavours.
    2. Dissolve stock cube in boiling water in a jug. Stir into pan.
    3. Simmer for 15 minutes or until parsnips are well cooked and soft.
    4. Remove from the heat and blend with an electric hand blender until smooth.
    5. Stir in the cream and warm through. (Alternatively use a food processor to blend soup, return to a clean pan, stir in cream and reheat.)
    6. Season to taste and garnish with the chilli flakes or paprika.

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    Used different ingredients. Excellent! I am going to double the recipe when I make it next it went to fast. I didn't have heavy cream, just added milk and it came out great.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. Add two ripe Mango's  -  31 Dec 2010


    Used different ingredients. I didn't have stock cubes. I used liquid stock. Other than that, added more garlic (can never seem to get enough) and I used skim milk instead of cream since I didn't have cream on hand. I garnished the soup with saffron. The result was fantastic. Perfect, exactly what I was hoping for.  -  29 Sep 2008