Celeriac, or celery root, is not actually the root of our common celery plant, but rather a kind of celery which we grow for the root. Though it is frequently used raw, for my first expedition in celeriac I chose to make a very simple celeriac soup.
This celeriac soup recipe is basically just aromatics and celeraic with some lovely homemade chicken stock—perfect to really taste the flavour. It is a creamy and light soup that really does taste of celery, but lacks any stringy texture. I just can’t wait to try it raw. Does anyone have any favorite recipes with celeriac?
Celeriac Soup Recipe(2 small servings)
In a heavy pot heat olive oil to medium-low and add onions. Sweat for 5 minutes then add celeriac and saute for another 5 minutes. Add stock, bay, thyme and pepper and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes or until soft. Remove bay and thyme and allow to cool a bit. Add parsley then puree in a blender.