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Soup season

In our household Celeriac has been an under used vegetable. I don’t recall ever having it as a child so I’m not sure when I first even heard of it but I am pretty sure it was only in the last couple of years.  It’s an unusual taste, kind of nutty – I wouldn’t compare it to any other particular vegetable, but it is quite delicious!

I picked up a celeriac at the farm shop and so was in search for something simple to do with it. I came up with a simple celeriac soup. It was unusual but really tasty. I won’t post a picture as to be honest it doesn’t look that appetizing – like something Oliver Twist was served up a Victorian London workhouse!! But looks can be deceiving and topped off with some ground black pepper it tastes great!! Even Izzy polished off a bowl! Try it – you might be surprised too 🙂

Cream of Celeriac Soup (courtesy of New Covent Garden Soup Company – Book of Soups)

Ingredients:-

25g butter

400g celeriac, peeled and roughly chopped

125g potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

570ml vegetable stock (although I used chicken stock – I think it’s a better flavour)

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

275ml milk

Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter and cook the celeriac, potatoes and garlic gently for 5 minutes without colouring. Add the stock and lemon juice.

Bring to the boil and simmer gently until the vegetables are tender. Cool a little, then puree in a liquidiser with the milk. Taste for seasoning.

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