Celery Soup with celery leaf, asian pear and blue cheese relish.

By • March 14, 2012 • 8 Comments


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Author Notes: its uncomplicated, super easy to make and quite deliciousnykavi

Food52 Review: This soup could not be easier to put together. It is a luxuriously rich cream of celery soup, scented with onion and garlic and accentuated by bits of sweet, fresh asian pear, pieces of pungent, salty blue cheese, and shreds of verdant, tender celery leaves. It's ready in minutes, and its sophisticated flavors and simple garnish make it a perfect dinner party course.documentngdinnr

Serves 4

soup fixings

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 shallots, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced fine
  • 2 cups celery, sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup cream

relish

  • 2 tablespoons celery leaves, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup asian pear, diced
  • 4 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  1. SOUP Heat butter in a saute pan till bubbly. Add shallots, garlic and celery. Saute for a minute. Add chicken stock, salt and pepper. Bring soup to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Pu the soup through a blender. ( I prefer a regular blender over the immersion kind as it gives the soup a better texture) Pour soup back into pan and add cream. Heat gently for 3 to 5 minutes. Serve hot in a bowl , topped with a heaping tablespoon of the relish.
  2. RELISH Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Use by the tablespoonful..

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about 2 years ago nykavi

Thanks forester_lady. Your evocative description has taken my humble soup to soaring heights!

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about 2 years ago nykavi

Thanks ChefJune and Susige... I made this soup one evening when it was cold and windy outside. the pear relish compliments the soup and also the malbec I was sipping !

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about 2 years ago nykavi

Thanks guys...I made this soup one evening when it was cold and windy outside...the warm soup with it's cheesy garnish was the perfect complement to the malbec I was sipping!!

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about 2 years ago Susige

I really like this soup and the pear garnish is wonderful with it!

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about 2 years ago nykavi

Thanks ChefJune and Susige... I made this soup one evening when it was cold and windy outside. The pear relish was perfect compliment to the creamy soup and also the malbec I was sipping that night!

Junechamp

about 2 years ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This is on my list to make very soon. I love everything that's in it!

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about 2 years ago nykavi

It really is what you say. I hope you like it.

Jampro

about 2 years ago Bevi

It IS super easy and sounds just delicious!