Thursday, May 14, 2009

Recipe of the Day - Parsnip Bisque

Parsnip Bisque with Smoked Paprika
By Penny Rich
6 Servings

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 onion, coarsely chopped
2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 pounds parsnips, peeled and coarsely chopped
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups half-and-half
2-3 teaspoons smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in a large soup pot. Add onions and celery, cook 5 minutes until just tender. Add parsnips and broth and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. With an emersion blender, carefully puree the mixture to a creamy consistency.

Add half and half, paprika, and salt and pepper. Return to flame and heat to a simmer. serve

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