The soup this week was really thanks to the efforts of my Bro. I did the directing, while he did all the grunt work. Naturally I took the glory! It’s a pretty good way to cook – I highly recommend it.
I picked up a massive celeriac at the market, and the only way I know how to use it is to make soup. I hear that you can eat it raw though…. hasn’t anyone tried this? I’m not so sure about it. That, and I do really like making it into soup.
No recipe for this effort – but to make it you will need:
One brother to do all the hard work
Half a cauliflower
2 cloves of garlic
Water / vegetable stock
Salt and pepper
Get your brother to finely slice the leek, cut the cauliflower into florets and crush the garlic.
Tell your Bro to heat a dash of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add the leek, cauliflower and garlic to the pot. Let it cook for a few minutes until soft.
Meanwhile, your brother should peel and chop the celeriac into chunks. Add to the pot.
Add enough stock/water to just cover the vegetables and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium and gently simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
Give your brother a stick blender, and let them blend the soup until smooth.
Add a very generous dash of milk – enough to thin it slightly and add some richness. Season well with white pepper and salt.
Pat yourself on the back for a job well done – and thank your Bro.