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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Soup of the Day : Cream Roasted Swede

Also known as rutabaga, or ‘neeps’ in Scotland, swede is a root vegetable similar to the turnip, although it is less watery in texture. Purplish on the outside, it has sweet-tasting yellow or white flesh and can be cooked in much the same way as other root vegetables such as potatoes. It can also be eaten raw in salads. This recipe suggestion sees it used in a delicious creamy soup ...


Serves Four
1 swede, peeled and cut into cubes
3 tbsp. olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely sliced
2 stalks celery, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
6 stalks fresh thyme, leaves only
1.25 litres/2 pints vegetable stock
142ml/5fl oz. carton single cream

fresh thyme leaves to garnish 

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
2. Place the cubes of swede in a roasting tray. Drizzle over two tablespoons of the olive oil and season. 
3. Roast in oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and tender, stirring occasionally.
4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large heavy-based saucepan, stir in the onion, carrots, celery, garlic and thyme leaves and fry for 4-5 minutes until softened but not browned.
5. Add the roasted swede to the pan and pour over the stock.
6. Bring gently to the boil, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
7. Purée the soup in a food processor or liquidiser until completely smooth. Pass through a sieve for an extra fine texture if preferred. 8. Transfer the soup back to a clean saucepan. Stir in most of the cream, reserving some for garnishing. Gently heat through and adjust the seasoning if necessary. 
9. Serve in warm bowls or a soup tureen and garnish with a swirl of cream, some fresh thyme leaves and freshly ground black pepper. 

From an original idea here 

Nice with Low Carb Seedy Bread, see recipe details here 

Dear reader - you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...a creamy warm fall treat.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds just right for an autumn day! Hugs, Valerie

mxtodis123 said...

Interesting. I have never had this vegetable. I do love turnips so I am going to look for it.

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of this soup but it sounds really good

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser muito bom este creme.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

Christine said...

Perfect for this time of year!

DIMI said...

Hello Jan!
A perfect soup for the cold days of Winter!
I don’t know what Swede is,i have to google it in Greek!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful recipe!
Have a lovely weekend!

Ygraine said...

In so love swede! I have never tried it this way though...but that is about to be looks absolutely delicious!

Have a Brilliant Weekend!:))

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

it certainly is soup time now! I think I may try this. We do have rutabaga in our local grocery stores.

David Gascoigne said...

I haven't heard the term "swede"in years. I am sure it is what I call turnip, and some call rutabaga, but perhaps there are subtle differences I am not aware of.

«†MyFaithIsOverFlowing†» said...

Oh I am going to try this when weather gets cooler :-) Thank you...

William Kendall said...

I have not had that vegetable either.

Elephant's Child said...

Yum. It is getting too hot for soup here, but I do love it.

Maria Rodrigues said...

Must be good, I'll try.
Have a lovely weekend
Warm hugs
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

DUTA said...

A bowl of soup is always welcome on my table. I'm not familiar with the swede root, but that's not a problem. I can always make inquiries about it.

Benita Roberts said...

What a wonderful soup! My mother would so enjoy this recipe...I'll be sharing it with her! Happy weekend! Love and hugs!

Martha said...

I don't believe I've ever had swede. This soup looks delicious!

DMS said...

This sounds amazing. I have never had a swede- but now I am curious. Looks and sounds so tasty. :)

carol l mckenna said...

Great soup recipe ~ especially for moving into Fall and Winter!

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Magic Love Crow said...

Learned something new today! Thanks Jan! Looks so good! Big Hugs!