Martin's Lemon-Parsnip Soup

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1 Tbs Butter
1 Onion, peeled and chopped
2 Tbs chopped fresh Thyme
1 tsp finely grated Lemon peel
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
6 C peeled, chopped Parsnips
10 C Vegetable broth
1 Tbs Lemon juice
Thyme sprigs
Lemon slices


Heat butter in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add the onion, thyme, lemon peel, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add the parsnips; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until parsnips are tender.

Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, for 20 to 25 minutes or until parsnips are very soft. Transfer parsnip mixture to a blender or food processor in batches. Purée until smooth.

Stir in lemon juice and bring to a boil. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve in soup cups garnished with thyme and lemon. Makes 8 servings.

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