I had a veggie garden full of parsnips, proudly I might add grown from seed!
What was I going to do with them?
I didn’t want to stick with the typical roast parsnip or parsnip puree, although I do love roasted parsnips, and besides the kids weren’t eating them anyway. I asked my Facebook friends for suggestions on what to make with all these parsnips that I didn’t want to waste.
The suggestions I got surprised me, they were all focused around pear,
I had no idea that pear and parsnip was a thing!
Surely I’m not the only one who didn’t know that this was a thing, but clearly it is. I looked on the good old internet for ideas and decided to go the recipe a good friend of mine, Monique from New Zealand shared with me.
Pear and Parsnip Soup, and
oh my goodness it was well worth it!
I followed the recipe, well nearly, I used all my parsnips because most of mine were on the small size. I also used a couple more potatoes, other than that I followed the recipe.
The soup was smooth and creaming, with a nice sweetness to it, which meant the kids loved it too, in particular my number two twin Eli, who said to me,
Mum I don’t like soup.
He ate all of it without complaining, of course we never told him it had potato in it, he does not like potato.
This is one I will definitely make again and will be trying many other things with pear and parsnip.
Seriously, why has it taken me this long to discover!
I really hope you give it a go and love it as much as we did!
This recipe comes from Cuisine Mag Issue 99.