Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Day 233 Split Pea and Celeriac Soup

Split Pea and Celeriac Soup

1 Cup Green Split Peas
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
3 Bay Leaves
1 Tablespoon Rosemary, chopped
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Stalks Celery, diced
1 Celeriac, trimmed and cubed
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
1/2 Cup White Wine
8 Cups Stock
Pepper to taste
3 Slices White Bread, cubed
Parsley for garnish
Vegan Parmesan for garish

1.  Soak the peas for 1 hour.

2.  Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a soup pot with the bay leaves and rosemary.  Cook for 3 minutes to flavor the oil.  Add the garlic and cook till it browns.  Next add the vegetables along with the salt and the nutritional yeast.  Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. over medium heat.  Pour in the wine, raise the heat, and reduce.  Drain the peas and add them with the stock to the pot.  Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer.  Cook until peas are completely soft, about 1 hour.

3.  Use an immersion blender to blend some of the soup, but leave some chunks of vegetables.  Season with black pepper.

4.  Warm the remaining oil in a skillet. When the oil is hot, add the bread cubes.  Fry until they are crisp and golden.  Remove the cubes to a paper towel.  Add any left over oil to the soup.  Serve the soup with the croutons, Parmesan and fresh parsley.

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