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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       tb           Butter -- or margarine
    2       md           Onions -- up to 3
                         -peeled and sliced
    1       lb           Carrots -- peeled and sliced
      1/2   lb           Turnips -- peeled and sliced
   10       oz           Potatoes -- peeled & sliced
    5       tb           Tomato paste
    3       c            -Water
    2       ea           Garlic cloves -- sliced
    2 1/2   ts           -salt
      3/4   ts           Basil, dried
      1/4   ts           Nutmeg
    1       c            -Water -- to rinse pan
                         -to be added to soup
                         Sour cream -- for garnish
                         Parsley -- finely chopped
                         -for garnish
   "Plommek soup is tradtionally served with a spoonful
   of sour cream on top; this is carefully swirled out
   with a spoon to amke a spiral shape, representative of
   the galaxy. The outline of the galaxy is then
   emphasized with very finely chopped parsley. for less
   festive occaisions, it may be served with a small
   spoonful of butter (or maragarine) in the centre. In
   the pot, melt the butter and when it is foamy, add the
   onion and fry until golden. Add everything else to the
   pot except the last cup of water and the sour cream
   and parsley garnishes. simmer, covered, for about 15
   to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes and carrots are
   tender. Run it all through the blender, about 1 to 1
   1/2 cups at a time. When it is all pureed, rinse the
   cooking pot with the cup of water and add that to the
   'empty' blender. Run the blender for a few seconds and
   then slosh the water about to get as much of the
   vegetable puree as possible off the sides of the
   blender. Add this liquid to the soup. Pour the soup
   back into the cleaned out pot and reheat it before
   serving (use very gentle heat). Ladle into bowls.
   Garnish with sour cream and parsley as described above.
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