Parsnips have their own sweet flavour unique to them, I smell a raw mango in cooked parsnips. Its good in soups and also to accompany your roast. Parsnips are very common winter vegetable you can use in different types of cooking. This is one of them.
This soup will serve 6 people.
Get two parsnips and peel and wash them thoroughly. Then chop them roughly.
Peel and wash two potatoes and chop roughly.
You will need one and and several cloves of garlic roughly chopped with enough salt and pepper to taste as well as any kind of a herb to your liking. I used mixed herbs.
Add butter in to a pan and add the onion and garlic with herbs.
Add the potatoes and parsnip and saute several minutes. Measure the water from the soup bowls the amount you need. Add one less bowl. (If you are serving 7 add six cups)
I pressure cooked. You can slow cook or cook on simmer until tender. Add the soup in to a mixer and puree the soup. Add cream and puree soup again. (I didn’t add any cream ad I found it that good and creamy)
Serve hot with a piece of crusty bread on the side.
Pumpkin soup is one of the delicious soups. You can make a full meal out of that after adding extra vegetables in to it. When you add extra vegetables it tastes so nice giving extra flavour to it.
This can be a good winter warmer and a vegetarian dish too. If you are a vegan try leaving butter and cream and instead use olive oil and rice cream or coconut milk.
This recipe will serve 4 people.
- 150g Lentils
- 3 large tomatoes
- 1 medium carrot chopped
- 1/2 of a leek chopped
- Or Celery
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 can tomato
- 1 tablespoon -2 tbsp. sugar
- Chopped garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- Pinch pepper
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 litre stock water
- Add oil in to a pot and add garlic. Fry about a minute.
- After add the onions , leeks, carrots & fry several minutes.
- After add tomatoes, bay leaf and the spices , lentils, pureed tomato, stock water and sugar. mix well.
- Cook on simmering about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Lastly add cream. Bring to boil. Check sugar and salt.
- Serve hot.