Thats where they had me....I HAD to find out how different they were...and it was such a dramatic flavour...I became a born-again parsnip lover.
This year we staggered our crop of parsnips and it allowed me more time for peeling and chopping these massive roots vegetables. After I peel and chop...they get placed in freezer bags (not heaping full, just half full then pressed flat). I ended up with 4 large freezer bags of them...and I ate plenty while we were digging them up! They are great prepared like a roasted potato, or added to mashed potato (which I use on top of sheppard's pie)...that is until I saw this month's recipe in my Foodland Ontario 2011 recipe calendar.
PARSNIP, APPLE & BRIE SOUP....
I HAD to try it....I like each of the individual ingredients enough to want to make it.
|Straight out of the calendar|
I will DEFINITELY make this again! A few alterations though...I would use 3-4 apples...instead of just two. I would also use the whole 200g wheel of brie. I love brie.
This soup was wonderfully hearty and tasty. Technically all I had to buy was the brie...as we buy broth in bulk, had parsnips and apples in the freezer, and saved a dozen onions from the garden in a slightly make shift root cellar...which is working out so far...but its more accidental than planned out.
I encourage you to try this soup out...it may just bring you back over to the parsnip side!!!