“Well, who would have thunk it?” as my mum often says. I must admit, I decided to test this recipe for the Murder, She Cooked book myself as I didn’t think anyone would volunteer for it. It doesn’t sound very exciting does it? But surprise surprise, it was DELICIOUS!
This will now be my go-to soup when I am under the weather. It was super tasty and felt like it was doing me good. I have a rotten cold and this was like medicine in a soup bowl.
Turnips are a funny old thing and I’m not sure that what we call a turnip here in the UK is the same entity elsewhere in the world, but as Ian is British,
and this recipe appeared in a British cookbook, I am pretty sure that what he means by turnips look like this…
I used two smallish turnips and there was about the same amount of turnip as onion…
The soup didn’t really taste of turnips, it reminded me of Vincent Price’s Mulligatawny (which I now realise I simply MUST make again).
Ooh, Vincent and soup. Good excuse for this…
Despite it seeming a little incongruous that someone as suave as Ian Ogilvy would have turnip and onion soup as a favourite dish, IT IS SO and I for one am super pleased that he gave this recipe to a cookbook compiler and it ended up on my test cooking list. I ate half of this in one go, so if you are making it for four, I reckon everyone would only get a small bowl each and they would be clamouring for more!
In a note to self, and to anyone else who fancies making this, I used 5 x beef Oxo cubes for this. I know that Nigel Slater is very anti the Oxo cube, but for me, they are a guilty pleasure and are probably 99% responsible for making this soup so good. Just as it was with my all-time favourite movie star dish Ross Martin’s Beef in Anchovy Cream. I guess that the cream in both dishes helped too!
Wow, I never would have thought that this would get such a rave review! Fun post.