Laura (my sister) and I were chatting the other week about cooking. She was saying she struggled with lunches and I said about how I often have soup. I don’t know how we got around to Parsnip Soup, but we did. She then made some and said it was delicious. I’ve never made Parsnip Soup before. I didn’t like parsnips for a very long time and although I like them now, I don’t eat that many of them. But I had some leftover from Christmas that I wanted to use up so I thought I’d give it a try.
I had a look in my favourite cookery book – The Cook’s Scrapbook by Reader’s Digest (link) for a recipe and found a very basic one. It’s nothing more than parsnips sauteed in butter and then simmered in vegetable stock for 20 mins. After blending add some cream and reheat. Top with a sprinkle of parsley. Nothing to it. Oh.my.goodness. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Really velvety smooth and creamy. Proper lush. Mark polished off a whole bowl with minimal assistance from the bread bin…. (He’s one of those people who can’t eat a bowl of soup without half a loaf of bread – why he can’t use a soup spoon like the rest of us I don’t know….!)
I will definitely make this again – it’s wonderful.