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David Lebovitz's Celery Root Soup

Too much liquid?

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asked over 1 year ago

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Diana B
Diana B

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added over 1 year ago

I don't know what happened to my question, but here it is: this recipe (http://www.davidlebovitz...) calls for 3 cups of stock and 3 cups of water. Doesn't that seem excessive for one large celery root and a couple of leeks? In the recipe, he doesn't ever say what to do with the water, except to cut the thickness after you puree the end product if it's too thick for you. I'm reluctant to subject that few vegetables to that much liquid - am I crazy?

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour

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added over 1 year ago

I don't think so -- it's a 3 lb celery root, and the recipe is meant to serve 8 to 10. Even though it doesn't explicitly say, I think he intends for the water and stock to be added together (w/ additional to thin if needed).

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Nancy
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added over 1 year ago

Agree on the amounts of liquid (6c) relative to volume od celery root (est about 6 c trimmed and chopped celery root, plus more leeks).
I generally find his recipes reliable, but admit this one could be clearer.
Last, if you're interested on making this but still worried about too much liquid, start with the 3c stock, and add more of that or water to taste).

Diana B
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added over 1 year ago

Nancy, the celery root you get at your market must be enormous. I bought three - and failed to weigh them, unfortunately because I am not trekking back to the store to buy more - anyway, altogether they came to about 2 lbs. I'm just going to add a bunch of pears! I'm going to take your advice, though, and see where I get with just the stock; I'll be prepared to top it all up with water to taste. Thanks!

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