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Warming parsnip soup

RDL 9948


1kg parsnips
200g onions
1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
250mls milk
250mls double cream
Pinch of salt and pepper


Peel and chop the onion into one-inch pieces, then sweat gently for about 10 minutes until translucent. Meanwhile, peel and cut the parsnips into similar size pieces and add to the onions. Continue to sweat for another 10 minutes.

Bring the stock and milk to the boil and pour over the onion and parsnip mix. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the parsnips are cooked. Add the cream, re-boil, and season the soup to taste. The soup is now ready to be served as it is or it can be liquefied and strained through a sieve for a smoother consistency.

To add a little variety to the soup it could be finished with a curry-spiced mousse and chopped coriander.