Monday, April 13, 2015
Cream of Celery Soup
You absolutely must try this soup it was so delicious. Take one quarter red onion and chop fine, four garlic cloves smashed and chopped fine, eight stalks of celery chopped fine and saute these ingredients in about three tablespoons of butter. Add three cups of chicken stock or water if you prefer and turn up heat to bring to a boil. Meanwhile add one teaspoon of thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of tarragon, 1/2 teaspoon of crushed rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. When mixtures begins to boil turn down heat and simmer for about an hour.
When celery is tender, scoop mixture by the cupfuls into a blender and whirl till finely chopped. Then put back into the pot. (I could have used a food processor for the celery before cooking it but I didn't think of that till later). Add about two cups of half and half and bring mixture up to heat and serve. A garnish of a celery leaf on top of the bowl of soup would be nice. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.