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Celery Soup

Posted by terrepruitt on May 24, 2011

My friend made a comment on my celery post.  She offered the recipe for celery soup (it’s in comment #5).  Awesome, you know I am on a soup kick.  There are a lot of recipes out there for celery soup, of course, but it is nice to have a recipe from a friend.  A nice tried and true recipe.  I made it tonight, but I made some adjustments.

Since I don’t like pepper, I only put a sprinkle in, but I think this might have kept it from having much flavor so I added the marjoram which — to me — tied the flavors together nicely.

1 bunch celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 parsnips, chopped
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp marjoram
a sprinkle of black pepper
a sprinkle of salt
48 ozs chicken stock

Sautee onion in olive oil, then add the parsnips.  Cook the parsnips for a few minutes.  When the parsnips start to get tender, add the celery and spices, cook it for a few minutes.  Then add the stock.  Let it simmer for awhile, then let it come to a boil.  I let it cool for a bit then blend in blender or with a stick blender.

This is becoming my standard method of cooking soup.  I have just been changing the ingredients.

I will probably try the celery soup with an apple -as my friend mentions- one of these days.  What about you?  I would love to hear what you’ve come up with.

7 Responses to “Celery Soup”

  1. YUM!!! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing! I would add the apple, too. We’re soup nuts, so this is great to learn new recipes. Thanks for posting! Love, Jill

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    • Why hello Jill!

      Would you ADD the apple or substitute the parsnip for an apple ( or two)? I believe the recipe is talking about “instead of”, but while I was typing the post I thought of just adding it. Maybe if using a potato because then the apple’s delicate flovor would be able to come through.

      I would imagine that you and Frank are soup lovers. It is a bit colder where you are. I am becoming a soup nut now that I decided to use my immersion blender. My friend encouraged me!

      Thank you for stopping by, Nia Chick Jill. XOXOXO

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  2. This was a very nice soup. Ideal for rainy days for sure. Thank you VERY much for making this hon.

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