Parsnip Soup with Coriander and Parsley

"Parsnips have a grassy flavor that makes me think of Easter," says Alex.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 cup fresh parsley, leaves chopped and tender stems reserved

Kosher salt

6 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon molasses

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup whole milk

1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 cup fresh parsley, leaves chopped and tender stems reserved

Kosher salt

6 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon molasses

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup whole milk

1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 cup fresh parsley, leaves chopped and tender stems reserved

Kosher salt

6 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon molasses

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup whole milk

1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 cup fresh parsley, leaves chopped and tender stems reserved

Kosher salt

6 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon molasses

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup whole milk

1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Directions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the butter, onion, coriander seeds, parsley stems and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the parsnips, carrots and garlic; season with salt and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add 7 cups water, the orange juice and molasses to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Stir the heavy cream and milk into the soup and return to a simmer. Working in batches, transfer to a blender and puree until smooth; thin with water if the soup is too thick. Stir in the ginger and chopped parsley leaves and season with salt. Serve drizzled with olive oil.
  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the butter, onion, coriander seeds, parsley stems and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the parsnips, carrots and garlic; season with salt and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add 7 cups water, the orange juice and molasses to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Stir the heavy cream and milk into the soup and return to a simmer. Working in batches, transfer to a blender and puree until smooth; thin with water if the soup is too thick. Stir in the ginger and chopped parsley leaves and season with salt. Serve drizzled with olive oil.
  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the butter, onion, coriander seeds, parsley stems and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the parsnips, carrots and garlic; season with salt and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add 7 cups water, the orange juice and molasses to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Stir the heavy cream and milk into the soup and return to a simmer. Working in batches, transfer to a blender and puree until smooth; thin with water if the soup is too thick. Stir in the ginger and chopped parsley leaves and season with salt. Serve drizzled with olive oil.
  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the butter, onion, coriander seeds, parsley stems and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the parsnips, carrots and garlic; season with salt and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add 7 cups water, the orange juice and molasses to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Stir the heavy cream and milk into the soup and return to a simmer. Working in batches, transfer to a blender and puree until smooth; thin with water if the soup is too thick. Stir in the ginger and chopped parsley leaves and season with salt. Serve drizzled with olive oil.