Nourish Recipe: Curried Parsnip Soup

Nourish Restaurant in Sequim, WANourish, Sequim’s new garden-to-plate restaurant and gathering place, is featuring a series of meals created using items from Nash’s farm share boxes each week. This week’s box contains parsnips, the star of the show in this soup.

1 lb parsnips
2 medium onions
2 to 3 cloves garlic
2 ounces butter
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 fresh red chilli, chopped
40 ounces chicken or vegetable stock
1/2 lb potatoes
1 tablespoon creamed or dessicated coconut
Double cream
Smoked paprika

Pile of Parsnips

As the weather cools, we turn to soups and roots, like these parsnips.

Peel and chop the parsnips, onions and garlic. Melt butter in a saucepan and add the onions and garlic. Cook gently for about 5 minutes without coloring.

Add the curry powder, chili and stock. Bring to the boil. Peel and chop the potatoes and add them along with the parsnips and the coconut.

Simmer gently with the lid on until the parsnips are tender, about 20 minutes. Liquidize until smooth with a blender. Garnish with a swirl of double cream and a sprinkling of smoked paprika.

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