Recipe of the Week Celery and Apple Soup

If you have a large amount of surplus celery you could do worse than to make batches of this delicious celery soup for the freezer.

A delicious recipe for all the family to enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large onions (weight 280g)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 80g butter
  • 1kg celery
  • 2 medium potatoes (weight 320g)
  • 2 medium cooking apples
  • 1400 mls chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • grated nutmeg

 

For garnish:

  • 4 rashers streaky bacon sliced and fried till crisp
  • Leaves from the inner celery stalks chopped finely
  • Double cream

Directions:

Gently fry the onions and garlic in butter until soft. Separate the stalks of celery so that you can save the inner leaves. Chop stalks finely and set aside inner leaves.  Peel and chop the potatoes and apples. Add the celery, potatoes and apples to the onions.  Season well and fry gently with the lid on for about 15 minutes or until ingredients are very nearly cooked.  Add the hot stock, bring to the boil and simmer covered for about 10-15 minutes more.  Liquidize. Add lemon juice and nutmeg and adjust seasoning if necessary. To garnish each bowl first swirl in a teaspoon of cream and sprinkle celery leaves and bacon on top.

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