Parsnip Soup in Ireland

We had never had a parsnip or a turnip until we went to Ireland and Scotland in 2010.  In my opinion, these are a much more delicious version of potatoes! (sorry, potato)

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 Parsnip Soup Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 parsnips peeled and cut into slices
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • nutmeg to taste
  • cook the onion,  garlic, ginger, carrot, celery, and the thyme in the butter in a saucepan over low heat
  • Add the parsnips and broth and boil. simmer , covered, for 15 minutes until the vegetables are very tender.
  • Purée the soup in a blender and return to the pan. Stir in the nutmeg add dash of salt and pepperIMG_1289

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