Spiced Parsnip Soup

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There was an Autumnal feel in the air today.  I have been watching the parsnips growing in my vegetable patch for some weeks now, and today I decided to have a little peek and see how they are coming along.  I was told in the past, that you should wait until the first frost before you dig your parsnips, as apparently they are meant to be sweeter after this.  However, there is a chance that the parsnips could become woody and large, so I think it is worth a little check at this time if year.  I was not disappointed … I have several parsnips that are a perfect size and ready to be created into a culinary feast .. well some delicious soup actually! Here is the recipe I always use, which has become extremely popular amongst my family and friends, and hopefully now with you……

Serves around 6 people:

INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons Olive Oil

450g Parsnips, cubed

2 fat cloves garlic, crushed

1 large onion, chopped

A thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

25g flour

1 tablespoon curry paste or 2 teaspoons mild curry powder (or less if you prefer less spicy!)

1.2 litres chicken stock (or vegetable if preferred)

Salt and freshly milled black pepper

 

HOW TO MAKE IT:

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onions, garlic and ginger, saute gently for about 10 minutes without colour, until the onion is soft.  Add the parnips and  give them a stir and coat them with the mixture.  Stir in the flour and curry paste and cook for a further minute, and then add the stock and seasoning.  Cover and simmer for about 40 minutes or until the parsnips are tender.  Blitz the soup in a processor or blender, re-check the seasoning, re-heat and serve.

Serve the soup with some with some warm crusty bread

TIP:  You can add coconut milk to the soup after it is blended, to add a creamy rich dimension.  You can also serve with a swirl of cream, topped with some coriander leaves to garnish.

 

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Sally Lock

I have been writing blogs and features for some years, specialising in recipes and all things related to food. Previously, I wrote for an environmentally friendly garden website, and have been a recipe advisor for Womans Journal. Mother of three and the ultimate multi-tasker, I am also the Creative Director for Silversurfers and manage all our social media too.

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Anne Crawford
8th Mar 2013
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Thanks for voting!
It is a very cold day here in Northern Ireland and we have just enjoyed a bowl of this delicious soup. I will be adding this recipe to my bank of favourites. Thanks again. 🙂
Silverhairs
8th Mar 2013
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I am glad you like it so much Anne ... one of my favourites too, especially with home grown parsnips! Stay warm ... think there is worse weather to come 🙁
Sue Croft
18th Nov 2012
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Really enjoyed this soup. It was so tasty and easy to make. Will definitely make it time and time again. Thank you.
Silverhairs
18th Nov 2012
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Thanks for voting!
Glad you liked it! 🙂
Maggie Bramley
21st Oct 2012
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Thanks Sally. This is definitely one for my recipe file. We love soup - I'm in the middle of making some creamy celery at the moment. I always use a big pan so that there's plenty for more than one meal and, for some reason, it always tastes better the next day. Maybe its because the different flavours have had time to develop.

All this talk of food is making me hungry, so I think I'll adjourn for lunch!

Thanks again.

Maggie
Barbara
19th Oct 2012
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This is the most amazing soup, will be making this all winter!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Silverhairs
19th Oct 2012
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Thanks for voting!
Barbara, you are very welcome indeed .. glad you liked it!
Tamar
12th Oct 2012
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I'll definitely try this tasty soup recipe! Thank you Rena.
Rena Bradley
8th Oct 2012
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Just off to the shops to get some parsnips to make this soup, unfortunately I don't have any in my garden, used to grow them and they had a beautiful sweetness, far better than shop bought! Thankyou Sally
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Silverhairs
8th Oct 2012
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Brilliant Rena! Hope you enjoy the soup ... I am making some Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup later ... maybe you will try that one next time!? 🙂 http://www.silversurfers.com/butternut-squash-soup-with-rosemary/
maggie leigh
24th Oct 2012
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Thanks sally im going to make the parsnip soup this week i made the butternut one loved it due to haveing my stomach taken away i live on soups made my own oxtail one i love loads of garlic in them thanks once again
Sandra Palmer
15th Sep 2012
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Thanks for voting!
I will for sure be making this sounds wonderful thanks for sharing
Silverhairs
15th Sep 2012
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Thanks Sandra, Hope you enjoy it .. let me know what your think?
Silverhairs
14th Sep 2012
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Hello Tina ... hope you enjoy it! Let me know 🙂 x
Tina Laurent
14th Sep 2012
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Thanks, Sally, looks scrummy and altho it may be gilding the lily I shall probably add a swirl or two of cream at the end. I`ll make it tomorrow.
sonjabirch
12th Sep 2012
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this looks yummy, will be making it this weekend when I can get to shops for ingredients, thank you Sally!
Silverhairs
12th Sep 2012
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You are very welcome Sonja! I made it with some coconut milk this week too, and my family loved it! enjoy x
sonjabirch
12th Sep 2012
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Oh my days that sounds right up my street, I am from Barbados although I have been here 54 years, still love my carribean food, just added coconut milk to list. Will post my result, thank you Sally 🙂 x

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