This is my original and best soup recipe. It comes from Jamie Oliver and is the recipe on which I base all my other soups if using fresh veg. We are having this for lunch the next couple of days. It is great for autumn/ winter as it is nice and substantial. I don’t really know how many people it serves. I just use the pack size of parsnips that they sell in morrisons at whatever time I’m making it, and use it until it’s gone, although I realise that’s rather unhelpful…
Parsnips (for tomorrow I’ve bought 2 500g bags)
Ginger (make a circle with your thumb and first finger. I normally use that amount and it costs me around 10p)
Chop the parsnips (I don’t bother peeling them), ginger and onion, and garlic if using
Fry these ingredients for 10 mins. Stir them a bit as the parsnips tend to blacken
Add stock to just above the level of the veg and simmer for 10 mins
Blend and season (as I said before, soups tend to need plenty of seasoning) at this stage you can add more water if it’s too thick but of course there’s not a lot you can do if it’s too thin!
A great soup, but also a great general soup method!