Cream of curried parsnip soup

By • January 27, 2010 3 Comments

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Author Notes: A friend in Scotland served us a soup that I found hauntingly delicious. Smooth and creamy, it was also redolent of spice and something not immediately familiar. That strange flavor was parsnips, an ingredient I had little experience prior. Luckily, I was able to extract the recipe from her.

This soup is rich without being overly fatty, and has extraordinarily complex flavor for so few ingredients. Best of all, it's dead simple.

Serves 6

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cubed
  • quarts chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 6 tablespoons lowfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Sauté the onions in butter until softened.
  2. Add the parsnips and sauté another few minutes.
  3. Add the curry, toss, and cook 1-2 more minutes, until fragrant.
  4. Add the stock, and simmer 20 minutes, until the parsnips are extremely tender.
  5. Transfer the soup to a blender, in batches if necessary, and purée well.
  6. Pass through a sieve to remove any fibrous bits. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Swirl in a tablespoonful spoonful of yogurt when serving.

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over 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

Great recipe, Sean! Parsnips are so underrated. :)


over 5 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Wow this sounds good! I just bought a bunch of parsnips from the Farmer's Market, and after roasting half of them, I've been looking for a delish way to use the other half!


over 5 years ago AntoniaJames

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This sounds so tasty! I had parsnips just the other night. They have a lovely spiciness to them that is just a little bit sweet. I bet the curry complements them nicely. I plan to make this soon. I know we're going to enjoy it!!