Grandma and her boys

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

How about a nice winter warmer soup

As most know it is winter here in NZ
I just love parsnips and they are not popular here, although they are available,  they are quite expensive so you need to make them go along way.
So loving soups I found this great soup in a magazine and have made it numerous times for many years.

Parsnip Soup with a hint of curry

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 parsnips, peeled and chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon curry powder
4 cups vegetable stock
1 apple, peeled and chopped
200ml lite coconut milk 
1 cup chopped fresh coriander optional
salt and pepper
few dashes Tabasco sauce (optional

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, add the onions and garlic and fry lightly for 5 minutes until soft. Add the parsnips and cook for a few more minutes, then stir in the turmeric and curry powder. Add the apple and pour in the stock. Lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the parsnips are soft.
Pour the mixture into a blender (or use a stick blender) and purée until smooth. Pour back into the saucepan and reheat, then pour in the coconut milk. Season to taste. Add the coriander and optional dashes of Tabasco just before serving. Serve with crusty bread.


Deb said...

Yum, give me parsnips anyday. Roasted and nice and crisp, yum, mashed together with carrots, yum and yes parsnip soup. They are such a yummy vege.
hugs Deb

Meggie said...

I love parsnips too, Laurie! I love them mashed with carrots, or roasted. They do seem to be a vegetable that polarizes people!
I make a wonderful Parsnip & Pork Pot Pie that I can even get Gom to eat!