Cream of celery and apple soup
There is an abundance of celery in the tunnel at the moment and a celery and apple soup is a tasty way of using up the some of the celery. You can also blanch and freeze some to use in soups and sauces at a later date.
2 diced onions
2 heads of celery peeled and chopped and the leaves
1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds
2 apples peeled and diced
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 pints chicken stock
2 potatoes peeled and diced
1/4 pint of cream
Take a large saucepan and put on a medium heat add a couple of glugs of olive oil. Add the onions and celery and cook for 5 minutes stirring regularly.
Add the coriander to a mortar and pestle and grind to a powder. Add the coriander, garlic, ginger and potatoes to the pot and cover with a lid and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Add the heated chicken stock and cook for a further 20 minutes and season to taste. blend your soup in a food processor or you can use a handheld blender, which I would recommend it is a safer option when using hot liquid.
Place the pot back on a low heat and add the cream and check for seasoning and consistency and serve hot.