Adapted from the Bon Appetit Cookbook, by way of the Baltimore Sun, a delicious mild curry soup which takes full advantage of the natural sweetness of the parsnip.
- Melt butter and oil in a heavy, large saucepan over low heat. Add parsnips, onion and garlic. Cover and cook until vegetables begin to soften but not color, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
- Mix in flour and curry powder; stir 2 minutes. Gradually mix in broth. Increase heat to medium, cover and simmer until parsnips are tender, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
- Working in batches, puree soup in blender or food processor until smooth. Return soup to same saucepan. Stir in cream and bring to simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Ladle into bowls, garnish with chives or green onions and serve.