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Celery Soup

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Rating: 5/5
7 reviews
1 comment

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 17539
cook method: stovetop

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2 potatoes, cubed
1 bunch celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon ginger, cubed
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 chili pepper
1 1/2 quart broth
salt and pepper, to taste
lemon juice
2 ounces butter


Saute the onion and potatoes in the butter, add the seasonings. Stir well; add celery and add broth. Put in salt and pepper and simmer for 30 minutes.

Puree all in food processor or blender and season with lemon juice. Mix in the butter. Serve warm.

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225 calories, 18 grams fat, 16 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per serving.
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Jul 7, 2003

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I like celery soup but seems like the only recipe I ever see for it is cream of celery which I don't care for. Was happy to find this one. It's got a ton of flavor with the curry and ginger and cayenne in it. I will be making this again and have printed it out and added it to my regular collection.

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Jan 13, 2001

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I added the seasonings by taste so I'm not sure what I ended up with but I know I used less curry but probably about the same for the others. I really liked the soup. To the person asking about quantities, a full bunch of celery is pretty standard. You can get just the hearts in the smaller bags but I'm pretty sure this is calling for the regular size bunch in the produce dept. And a stalk or two difference probably won't really matter. I used vegetable broth in this as I thought chicken broth might not taste as good.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I would suggest you clarify what size potatoes, what size bunch of celery, what size onion as all these come in different sizes. Also what broth, as there are vegetable, beef and chicken. Eliminate the #1 before the 1/2 quart broth. At first I thought it was one and one half quarts. I doubled the recipe. Used chicken broth and added, added 1-1/2 tsp cumin as well as a tsp of white pepper. After pureeing a small portion, I decided I liked the texture in the soup. All in all, I thought it was outstanding and quite easy to prepare.

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
The recipe is flexible, which is most likely why there are not more specific measurements and ingredients - that way you can tailor it to your tastes. If you like potatoes, use large potatoes. If you want a richer broth, use beef broth. Also, the recipe does call for 1 1/2 quarts broth.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This soup came out great. We didn't use the cayenne pepper and only used under a tsp of chili powder. This gave the soup a kick and it was not too spicy. I would definitely make this again.

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We didn't like it - found the quantities of spice to be too much - the flavor was overwhelmingly curry/cayenne/chilipepper - could not taste the celery at all. Unfortunately we couldn't eat it. My tongue is still burning from tasting while cooking.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
This was easy to make and very yummy. It was quite filling too. I baked some croutons and added to the soup in the bowls - tasted great.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is a very tasty and delicious soup; I put in less chillie and cayenne not being up to the heat of your full recipe. Also with the lemon juice I added the juice of 1/4 lime and that was a good addition. I made it with about a quart or less as I like it thicker. I will be making this soup again! Thank you

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
This soup was very good. I doubled the recipe, because I was making it for our main meal. It made a lot of soup. The only things I did different was I used chili powder instead of the chili pepper (didn't have one) and I added only 1 1/2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper (because I doubled it - it called for 2 tsp). The reason I didn't give a "5" star rating is because it was still pretty spicy. I will add even less cayenne pepper next time. But overall, the whole family thought it was wonderful. I'll be making this again. Thanks!

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