Celery root (celeriac), pear and chestnut soup

By anka
January 8, 2017
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Serves: 4

  • 3 tablespoons oil (plus 1-2 tbsp for caramelizing pear for decoration)
  • 1/2 (about 250g) celeriac peeled and medium diced
  • 2 inside light green celery stalks (about 250 g) medium diced
  • 1 ripe pear about 200-250g peeled, cored and diced (plus one pear for garnish)
  • 100 grams peeled ready to eat chestnut
  • 2 medium shallots, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper ground
  • 4 cups vegetable stock (water will work too)
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the shallots celery, celeriac and ginger, saute for 5 minutes, then add the pear and chestnut and sate for another 2 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and season with salt and with pepper. Bring the soup to boil, lower heat and let simmer for 20- 25 minutes or until the celery is soft.
  2. Let cool for few minutes and using the blender puree soup.
  3. Reheat, check for seasoning and serve.
  4. For decoration; peel, core and slice pear and sate in a frying pan with 2 tbsp oil for 3-4 minutes in a single layer and not overcrowded. Use celery hearts for decoration too.

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