Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Celeriac and bacon soup

Celeriac is something I've never tried to cook with before.  With just over half the calories of potato yet a similar texture enabling it to be mashed, roasted, fried, it also makes the most wonderfully thick soup.

I saw somewhere, no idea if it's true that blended soups are great for filling your stomach and making you feel sated.  It's like water would pass straight through a piece of cloth but thick soup wouldn't,  Well that's my theory and it sounds a bit mad written down but anyway, it does fill you up.


Ok.  It looks rubbish.  My reheated leftovers for lunch was described by my colleagues as looking "like baby..." ok, I will stop there.  But then they smelled it reheating and said "that smells really nice" and they weren't laughing any more and were starting to look a bit jealous, so give it a go.

Celeriac and Bacon Soup - Makes 4 portions, freezes well

Ingredients

1/2 Onion
250g, 9oz Smoked bacon
2 Cloves garlic
700g, 1.5lbs Celeriac (peeled weight)
2 sprigs thyme
850ml, 1.5 pints water

Method

Chop up the bacon and put in a frying pan with the onion and cook until the bacon is cooked through and the onion translucent.  Add in the peeled, chopped celeriac, chopped thyme and boiling water.  Bring to the boil then cover and turn down the heat.

Simmer for approx 15 - 20 minutes or until the celeriac is soft.  Blend, adding more water if you like, as you can see, it was pretty thick when I made it!

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10 comments:

  1. I've never cooked with celeriac but I reckon I could give this a go! It sounds very nice. Thank you fo rsharing on #ThriftyThursday

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    1. The reason I cooked with it was the ultimate thrifty thing, it was 20p in reduced for quick sale. :-)

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  2. such a simple yet yummy idea, perfect for this time of the year, thanks for sharing #recipeoftheweek

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    1. No problem, it's central heating for the body!

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  3. Thanks for joining the #FabulouslyFrugal link up - I love celeriac mash

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    1. Ha ha ha... funny you should say that, I had a celeriac mash disaster today.

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  4. I am a failed celeriac grower but they do sell them in the market so perhaps I should give this soup a go - it sounds yummy. #recipeoftheweek

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    1. Oh I've never even tried to grow it! That would terrify me!

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  5. I have never had celeriac but I think it sounds fantastic in this soup. The bacon added must give it a beautiful flavor. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

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    1. It is pretty good. Imagine the texture of well cooked mashed Swede with the subtle flavour of cooked celery and you'd be about there.

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