Celeriac soup with smoked trout toasties

Celeriac soup with smoked trout toasties

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  • 0:30 Prep
  • 0:35 Cook
  • 4 Servings
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The nutty, almost smoky flavour of celeriac lightens this velvety soup, spiked with its distant cousins celery and celery seeds. The toasties served on the side turns soup into a light lunch or supper.

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  • 3 potatoes, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 600ml Massel chicken style liquid stock or Massel vegetable liquid stock
  • 1 large celeriac, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced, a few inner leaves reserved
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Good pinch of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds (see Notes)

Smoked trout toasties

  • 200g smoked trout fillet, shredded
  • 1/2 cup (60g) grated gruyere or cheddar
  • 4 tortillas


  • Step 1
    Place potatoes in a pan with stock and 600ml water and bring to the boil. Add celeriac and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes until tender.
  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, heat oil or butter in a pan over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until softened. Add to celeriac pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove a few pieces of celeriac, finely chop, then set aside.
  • Step 3
    In batches, blend soup until a smooth puree. Return to pan with the celeriac and spices. Season and stir to combine.
  • Step 4
    For the smoked trout toasties, heat a chargrill pan on medium-high heat. Scatter the trout and grated cheese over 2 tortillas. Season well with pepper, then sandwich with the remaining tortillas. Place on the grill for 2 minutes until lightly browned, then carefully turn and grill the other side for 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. Cut into fingers.
  • Step 5
    Divide soup among bowls, then scatter with celery leaves and celery seeds, and serve with the toasties.


  • 1027 kj


  • 9.8g

    Fat Total

  • 1.5g

    Saturated Fat

  • 5.1g


  • 7.6g


  • 3mg


  • 494mg


  • 28.8g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Celery seeds are available from delis and gourmet shops, or visit: herbies.com.au.

  • Author: Jill Dupleix
  • Image credit: Jonathon Gregson
  • Publication: Taste.com.au

Source: taste.com.au


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