Roasted Cauliflower and Celeriac Bisque
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
We've heard that the new "it" vegetable of 2014 is going to be cauliflower, and why not. This versatile vegetable can be steamed, roasted, mashed,or pureed and can act as a replacement in many savory dishes. Since its national soup month the chefs decided to create a creamy soup that anyone can make on a weekday.
1 head Cauliflower
2 cup Celeriac, peeled and diced
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup onion, small diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup white wine
6 cups chicken stock or veg stock
1 cup heavy cream
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prep the cauliflower by removing the core and green leaves, and separating into florets. Peel the skin off of the celeriac and dice it into large chunks.
2. Combine the cauliflower and celeriac in a large bowl and toss with the salt, pepper, and oil. Spread into a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
3. When the vegetables are tender heat a tablespoon of oil in a large soup pot, add the onions and garlic and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
4. Add the roasted vegetables to the pot and de-glaze with the white wine.
5. Pour in the chicken stock and heavy cream, simmer on low for 15 minutes.
6. Blend the soup in batches using a blender on high until a smooth consistency is achieved. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Celeriac is a winter vegetable that is the bulbous root of a variety of celery. It has a low starch level and taste similar to stalk celery but with a little sweetness. If celeriac is not available at your store parsnips are a great replacement or just use all cauliflower.
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