Parsnip Pear Mustard Soup

Last weekend we had the pleasure to have lunch in one of the most upcoming restaurants in the city, the “Het Leven”. With very approachable prices in their drinks and food, amazing atmosphere and a very gentle and kind personnel, this place is already in out top list. So, we got the catalog and there was it; parsnip soup! I got ecstatic, it was actually weird. Since I have developed this secret passion love for everything that has to do with parsnip (from the moment I roasted them for the first time in my life, check recipe here) and the soup was actually extremely good, I decided to give it a try. And voila the result awaits for you! Please try it and let me know, it is addictive!

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Prep. Time 30 min, Serves up to 4 people

1 tbsp of butter
2 small white onions
2 big parsnips
2 glasses of milk (ca 500ml)
salt & pepper
1 big pear
200 ml of cream
soft mustard – 1 tbsp per portion
dried parsley

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On a medium soup pan add the butter and the onions after you have cut them in small pieces. Let them fry in medium heat for about 4 minutes. Peel the parsnips and wash them good. Cut them in cubes and throw them in the pan. Do the same with the pear. Let them take their juices out for about 5 minutes.

Add the milk and reduce heat to low. Let the parsnips, pear and onions to cook. Season freely with salt and pepper. Let the soup cook for less than 20 minutes. Check often. With a wand mixer puree the soup till everything is totally smooth.

Add the cream and turn off the heat. Add some dried parsley for extra taste. Serve in bowls with some fresh baguette on the side and add 1 tbsp of soft mustard in every plate.


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