But how often do you use celery in cooking your dishes? I often - and greens, and root - if not fresh, then dried. I love its tart, unique aroma and spicy taste.
Today I’ll tell you what creamy soup puree can be quickly cooked from celery root - healthy, delicate and fragrant.
I will not list the advantages and benefits of celery. I can only say that this vegetable is very rich in vitamins and easily digestible trace elements. Due to its low calorie content, celery is often used in the preparation of all kinds of diets, and also has medicinal properties.
Since the preparation of the soup will be fast enough, vegetables should be prepared in advance.
First, clean the celery root. For the convenience of cleaning it (hard) I first cut off the “ass”, put the celery with a flat cut on the board and then with a sharp knife I cut the rest of the peel in a circle.
Already freed from the rind of celery, cut into circles, and then - in arbitrary cubes. The most interesting thing is that the finer it is chopped, the more it emits aromatic substances during cooking, keep this in mind.
Now we will prepare the remaining vegetables - onions, carrots, potatoes and a couple of cloves of garlic - to peel them. Then wash and grind - as you like, anyway then you have to mashed everything.
Now in a pan with a thick bottom we heat olive oil with butter - and first fry the chopped onions until softened, and then, adding carrots and garlic, fry them all together for another 2 minutes.
The next step is to put chopped potatoes and celery.
Pour the broth so that it covers all the vegetables. Salt to your taste and leave to boil until soft. Since the vegetables are cut into small pieces, they cook quite quickly - after some 5-7 minutes.
Then remove from heat and grind (puree) in any way convenient for you - a conventional or hand blender.
We return the pan to the fire, pour the cream into it. Boil it all together for another 2-3 minutes on low heat, stirring constantly. Caution at this stage - do not burn yourself - the soup begins to boil and all the time strives to sprinkle with a hot mass.
We try on salt, if necessary, add. Flavor with your favorite spices - for example, I add a pinch of nutmeg.
When serving, you can sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and add garlic croutons.
That's it, celery root puree soup is ready. Absolutely uncomplicated to prepare, very tender, unforgettably delicious and also terrifying how healthy!