Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Celeriac Pear Soup

Celeriac Pear Soup
Adapted from a BBC Good Food recipe.
Celeriac (AKA celery root) at the farmer's market means more soup for me! The combination of the salty goodness of vegetable stock and the warm sweetness of pear is intriguing in the best sort of way.

Pre-exam sustenance
1 large onion, finely sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1" of ginger root*, finely chopped
1 celeriac, peeled and cubed
4 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, and cubed
4.25 c vegetable stock
handful of chopped parsley for garnish

Heat 1 T oil over medium heat in a large saucepan.
Add onion, garlic and ginger and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add celeriac, pear and stock and bring to boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer and do so until celeriac is softened, about 30 minutes.
Puree in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Garnish with parsley and enjoy!

As always I froze the extra in a muffin pan for easy future thawing.

*The last of my fresh ginger! What a sad day. Now I have to turn to powdered ginger which JUST ISN'T THE SAME!


  1. now there's some brain food! Interesting combo of ingredients. If I can find a celery root I'll try it. good luck with your exams

  2. cute taste tester you have there!