Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Parsnip soup

In my last post I mentioned that I was looking for ideas for recipes using parsnips as mine have done really well this year.  Moonroot left a comment suggesting soup which is a brilliant idea as I often have soup for lunch in the winter.  After a quick google search I chose this recipe as a starting point.

I changed it a bit to use ingredients I already had and ended up simmering (in enough water to just cover)
  • four parsnips
  • two leeks
  • two crushed cloves of garlic
  • one teaspoon curry paste - korma
  • half teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder
  • about a tablespoons of olive oil
It took about 15 minutes to be soft enough to blend using my stick blender. I had to add more water as I blended to get a good consistency.

I have to say that the colour of the soup isn't the most appetising but the flavour is brilliant.  I have plenty left so lunch is sorted for a couple of days.  It also pleases me that it is very economical.  Since my leeks and parsnips were grown from saved seed they cost me virtually nothing so the cost must work out at less than 10p a mug.  The ingredients above made enough for four portions.

Thank you moonroot for the suggestion.


The List Writer said...

Delia has a recipe for curried apple & parsnip soup which is divine. Very similar to yours but with a grated cooking apple added with the parsnip. So good.

willow said...

I've just flicked through Delia's Winter Collection and found that recipe. Adding grated apple at the end does sound good. I'll try it next time, Thank you.

Moonroot said...

Sounds like a successful recipe! I'm glad it worked out well. Isn't cooking food you've grown yourself just so gratifying?

Simply Authentic said...

This is great! Last year my aunt and I harvested 86 parsnips from some free seeds I had acquired and we had no clue really what to do with all of them. I am going to pass this recipe on to her as she wasn't too thrilled with the recipe she had initially tried out! It sounds delicious!

Garden Girl said...

I have just made a parsnip walnut and lemon cake which has sold really well at my cafe-if you google it the recipe should come up. It tastes lovely. Let me know if you would like a copy though.