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Oct 15, 2007 11:18 AM

Celery Root Soup HELP

This is a recipe I made last night. I had read something similar awhile back in the New York TImes magazine and sort of improvised my own version. The problem is that the soup a very "soapy" flavor, due to the celery. I have heard Celery called a clean flavor and this gives it a new meaning. Like Irish Spring! I am wondering if anyone can think of a way to fix this. I have been pondering some seasonings that might mask it... Worshestire or smoked paprika? Does anyone have any ideas? (celery root is pricey in LA...the 2 bulbs alone were $10!) So I would like to turn this into something tasty. Perhaps another vegetable? More cauliflower...potato?

Here was the recipe...
Celery-Root-and-Cauliflower Bisque

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion, minced
3 cloves roasted garlic
1 tablespoon lightly toasted coriander seeds, finely crushed
2 medium celery roots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2large head cauliflower, coarsely chopped, to make 4 cups
6 cups chicken broth
6 to 8 teaspoons salt
1 cup low-fat yogurt

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  1. Hmm - the "soapy" is throwing me - not a flavor I associate with celery root. But, my cureall for strangely flavored soups is curry. Saute some curry powder in some oil or butter, add to the soup and puree. Should rid you of any soapy flavor!