Cream of celery soup

The classics keep coming back, and for good reason! We love our 70’s soups…

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Fresh from the garden: celery, onion, potatoes, garlic, chives
Recipe source: Melissa
Serves: 6 at home or 24 tastes

Equipment:

  • Kettle
  • Chopping boards and knives
  • Peelers
  • Paper towel
  • Scissors
  • Stockpot, wooden spoon
  • Scales
  • Measures: jug, tablespoon
  • Microplane grater
  • Garlic press, ladle
  • Stick blender, mouli
  • Serving bowls
  • Teaspoons

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 litres boiling water and 1.5 tablespoons bouillon (or 1.5 litres vegetable stock)
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1kg white potatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • A large bunch of celery
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 100ml single cream
  • A small handful chives
  • Freshly ground black pepper
    What to do:
  • Fill the kettle and set it to boil. Measure the bouillon and boiling water into the jug and stir.
  • Peel the potatoes under running water and then coarsely chop into 2cm cubes.
  • Peel and coarsely chop the onion.
  • Wash and finely chop the celery, including leaves.
  • Heat the oil in the stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes and then add the chopped celery and cook for another few minutes.
  • Meanwhile peel and crush the garlic, and then add the garlic and potato cubesand stir together.Sweat for a minute until aromatic.
  • Increase heat to high. Add the prepared stock and bring to the boil, then simmer gently, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until the potato is almost tender.
  • Remove from heat, add the cream and using the microplane, grate 1/2 a nutmeg into the soup.
  • Blitz the soup with the stick blender. You may want to pass the soup through the mouli to make it super-smooth.
  • Taste and season if needed.
  • Wash the chives and then roll them in a piece of paper towel. Snip into tiny pieces and reserve.
  • Ladle soup among serving bowls and sprinkle with the snipped chives.

Notes: What do celery leaves taste like? Where does nutmeg grow?

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