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Pear and Celeriac Soup

ingredients

serves: 2 - 4
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 x celeriac, approximately 300 g in weight, peeled and roughly chopped
2 x 300 g tubs fresh vegetable stock
2 ripe and ready confrence pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 bay leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper
single cream to serve
chopped chives to serve

method

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a moderate heat.

2. Fry the onion and garlic for approximately 3 - 4 minutes untill translucent.

3. Add the celeriac to the pan and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add the stock, pear slices, bay leaves and bring to the boil, reduce and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes.

5. Remove the bay leaves and liquidise the soup in a blender or food processor.

6. Return to the pan and heat gently, season and stir in a little cream to taste.

7. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve on its own for a starter or with crusty bread for a main meal.

What did you think?

15 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Pear aand Celeirac Soup
posted by A Swaffield. @ 02:20PM, 11/27/07
Having bought a huge celeriac I was looking for ideas and tried this soup.It is a delight, delicate but lovely.Making a double quantity again.Great to get new ideas on line.
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