Thursday, April 07, 2011

I Cook Food: Celery Soup

This is almost too simple and easy to count as a blog post. However it turns out that people usually want simple and easy recipes, even if I really want to show off my manly cooking skills by putting difficult and complex recipes up. So without further to do:

Celery Soup

2 small onions, peeled and roughly cut up
Half a big bunch of celery, trimmed, washed and cut into 2-3 cm chunks
1 clove of garlic sliced
Half a vegetable stock cube
A generous glug of olive oil
About a litre of water, preferably hot
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large pan. Fry the garlic and onion over a moderate heat until it starts to soften, then add the celery and continue to stir and fry until that softens too. Crumble in the stock cube, then add the water. Bring it back to the boil, add some pepper (also salt if you want, but I find stock cubes usually have enough) then turn down to simmer for half an hour or so. Then bring out the hand blender and whizz it until everything is broken down. It should look creamy. Correct the seasoning and serve; it should easily make 4 bowls.
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