If you’re having any honey roasted parsnips left over from your Christmas dinner, this honey roasted parsnip soup with serrano crisps is a perfect way to use them up!
I really don’t like to throw away food. I read somewhere that around 30% (more or less) of all the food we buy, we end up throwing away! So wasteful on so many levels.
So today I’m sharing a recipe that entails left overs. A honey roasted parsnip soup with serrano ham. The other day I posted this recipe for honey roasted parsnips! They’re the most delicious side dish to a roast dinner and for me, and they’re essential for a Christmas dinner. They’re so yummy that I’d be surprised if you have any over, but if you do, this soup is one great way to use them up so they don’t end up in the rubbish bin.
The honey roasted parsnips are very sweet, and the serrano ham crips go really well with this soup. The salty ham breaks the sweetness of the parsnips and makes the flavours come together. And turning the ham into crips gives the soup more texture! The crisps will slightly soften once they’re in the soup, but they will still have a bite to them.
If you cannot get hold of serrano ham, streaky bacon would work well too. Just bake it in the oven until crisp, pat it dry and add it to the soup and you’re golden.
Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup with Serrano Crisps
- 500 g honey roasted parsnips
- 75 g onion about 1/2 onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 70 g celeriac about 1 cup roughly chopped
- 850-1000 ml water
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Serrano ham crisps
- 200 g serrano ham.
- Fry the onion, garlic and celeriac in a little bit of butter or oil until soft and slightly browned.
- Add the parsnips and water. Bring to boil.
- Reduce to a simmer and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Blend the soup smooth with a hand mixer or in a blender.
- Serve with serrano ham crisps and a drizzle of olive oil.
Serrano ham crisps
- Heat the oven to 200°C.
- Line baking trays with greaseproof paper.
- Layer the serrano ham on the tray and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
This Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup with Serrano Crisps is
- A good source of folate, a key player in the production of red blood cells, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all the cells in the body and help’s you stay energised and alert
- A good source of vitamin B3, B5 and B6; all needed for the energy production.
- Rich in thiamine (vitamin B1), important for a healthy nervous system
- Rich in dietary fibre.
- Gluten free and dairy free (use oil when frying the onions if making it dairy free)