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Directions for: Two-Colour Celery Soup

Ingredients

Cream of Celery Root

2 onions, chopped

¼ cup butter

8 cup peeled and cubed celery root

10 cup chicken broth

¾ cup 35% cream

salt and pepper

Cream of Celery

1 onion, chopped

2 clove garlic, chopped

2 Tbsp butter

5 cup minced celery

2 cup peeled and cubed potatoes

5 cup chicken broth

2 cup fresh spinach

¼ cup 35% cream

salt and pepper

Beet Garnish

1 shallot, chopped

1 Tbsp olive oil

4 beets, cooked, peeled and cut into a 1/2-cm (1/4-inch) dice

salt and pepper

Special Effect

Directions

Cream of Celery Root

1. In a large pot, soften the onions in the butter over medium heat. Add the celery root and continue cooking for 1 minute while stirring. Add the potatoes and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

2. Purée in a blender until smooth. Strain. Add the cream. Adjust the seasoning.

Cream of Celery

1. In a large pot, soften the onion and garlic in the butter over medium heat. Add the celery and continue cooking for 1 minute while stirring. Add the potatoes and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Add the spinach and cook for 1 more minute.

2. Purée in a blender until smooth. Strain. Add the cream. Adjust the seasoning.

Beet Garnish

1. In a skillet, soften the shallot in the oil. Add the beets and cook 1 more minute. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Transfer the cream of celery root to a pitcher and the cream of celery to another pitcher. Simultaneously pour both into shallow soup bowls, making a two-colour soup.

Special Effect

1. Pour the cream of celery root into shallow bowls. Using a measuring cup, pour about 45 ml (3 teaspoons) of the cream of celery into the centre of each bowl, forming a rectangle about 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide and 7.5 cm (3 inches) long.

2. Using the tip of a knife, shape the cream of celery into a Christmas tree. Decorate with beets and chives.

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