Creamy Parsnip Soup With Prosciutto - Marcia Kiesel’s
Prep Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
About This Recipe
"Marcia Kiesel’s luxuriously creamy soups are the perfect starters for Thanksgiving dinner because they can be made in advance, then reheated and garnished just before serving."
extra virgin olive oil
onion, coarsely chopped
low sodium vegetable broth
2 1/2 lbs
parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
salt & freshly ground black pepper
1.In a large pot, melt the butter in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the onion, cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and water along with the parsnips and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer over low heat until the parsnips are tender, about 30 minutes.
2.Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the prosciutto and cook over moderately high heat, tossing, until crisp, about 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the prosciutto to a paper towel–lined plate to drain.
3.Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender until very smooth. Transfer the soup to a clean saucepan. Stir in the cream and milk and bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring a few times. Season the soup with salt and pepper and ladle into bowls. Garnish with the prosciutto and thyme leaves and serve.
The soup can be refrigerated overnight. Reheat gently.
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