Pear and Parsnip Soup

Pear and Parsnip Soup

Parsnips , Peeled    1 Kg

Oil for deep frying      As needed

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil   2 table spoons

Shallots minced   50 g

Pears, ripe, peeled, seeded and diced   3 each

Vegetable stock    1 Liter

Salt and Pepper  to taste

Nutmeg To taste

Maple Syrup  4 table spoons

1. Thinly slice six lengthwise strips of parsnip and fry in oil until crisp. Drain on paper towel and season with salt and pepper

2. Dice remaining parsnips

3. Heat olive oil on medium heat and sweat shallots for 1 minute. Add the parsnips and sweat for further 5 minutes. Add two third of the pears and the vegetable stock and simmer for 20 minutes.

4. Puree the soup and adjust the seasoning

5. Saute the remaining pears in a small amount of olive oil and portion in center of the service bowls.

6. Slowly pour in soup and place a parsnip crisp on top of the pears

7. Drizzle maple syrup around the perimeter of the soup.

Makes 6 portions  

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