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

March 14, 2012


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.duclosbe1

Serves: 4

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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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Reviews (8) Questions (0)

8 Reviews

Author Comment
nykavi March 29, 2012
Thanks forester_lady. Your evocative description has taken my humble soup to soaring heights!
 
Author Comment
nykavi March 24, 2012
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 ! <br /> <br />
 
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nykavi March 24, 2012
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!! <br />
 
Susige March 23, 2012
I really like this soup and the pear garnish is wonderful with it!
 
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nykavi March 24, 2012
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!
 
ChefJune March 22, 2012
This is on my list to make very soon. I love everything that's in it!
 
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nykavi March 16, 2012
It really is what you say. I hope you like it.
 
Bevi March 15, 2012
It IS super easy and sounds just delicious!