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Author Notes: Tom and I fry turkeys for Thanksgiving, two on the holiday, and then three or four more the next day to freeze and pull out during the winter. I pulled the last one out this week and we had turkey dinner, turkey sandwiches...turkey everything. Sometimes I make pot pie, but this time I wanted a soup with the pie flavors. When I make soup I like a little kick which is accomplished by adding cayenne or crushed red pepper. This time I thought why not try a little fresh horseradish? It worked!...a nice warm background. I like a big kick, however, so I grated extra horseradish for passing at the table. —inpatskitchen
Makes about 3 quarts
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 small carrots, diced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- a pinch of ground thyme
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 8 cups chicken or turkey broth
- 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
- 2 cups fresh or frozen peas
- 4 cups diced cooked turkey or chicken
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 5 tablespoons finely grated fresh horseradish plus more for passing at the table
- more pepper and salt to taste
- 1 sheet of puff pastry from a 17.3 ounce package, cut into 9 squares and baked at 400F for about 20 minutes
- In a soup pot, melt the butter and oil and saute the onion, celery and carrot until the onion softens a bit.
- Add the thyme, black pepper and flour and cook while stirring for a couple of minutes until the mixture forms a tight roux.
- Slowly add the broth, stirring constantly, until the roux mixture is incorporated. Add the potatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add the corn, peas and chicken or turkey and bring back to the boil.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the cream, horseradish and parsley. Re-season with salt and pepper, if desired.
- Serve each bowl with a puff pastry square floating on top.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Restorative Recipes
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Spicy Recipe
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Horseradish