Quick Homemade Celery Stilton Soup
Celery And Stilton Soup Recipe
Celery and stilton soup is a really delicious soup. The celery compliments the creamy stilton cheese perfectly. Stilton is a creamy, blue cheese with a strong taste that is tongue, tinglingly tangy. Stilton originates from England and is produced in the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. It has a very unique flavor that makes it perfect for soups and sauces. It melts perfectly and is very good for going with crackers and as a topping for burgers.
Stilton cheese looks funny because of the blue veins (the blue veins are actually mold that gives the cheese it's unique taste and this is created by piercing the cheese whilst it is ripening) that run through it and smells quite strongly but don't let this put you off it because it really is a yummy cheese and this recipe is fantastic. This soup is delicious!
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5 medium to large celery stalks
3 Tbs Butter (45g)
1 Glass White Wine
3 cups Chicken Stock
2/3 cup Cream (you could use half and half)
7 1/2 ounces Crumbled Stilton Cheese (200g)
Salt and Ground Black Pepper
Lobster or Crab with the Stilton and or Celery Soup
Celery Is Very Healthy
by Sara Ipatenco, Demand Media
Celery has been a food source for thousands of years.
Celery might be best known for accompanying a plate of hot wings, but this pale green vegetable is much more than a garnish. A 1-cup serving of chopped celery contains just 16 calories and no fat and is rich in certain vitamins and minerals. Celery might also prevent certain chronic health conditions. Look for light green celery that is crisp and firm because it has the most nutritional value.
Vitamin A supports a strong immune system and encourages normal reproduction. The vitamin promotes healthy eyesight, aids in cellular communication and helps maintain the function of your heart, lungs and kidneys. Women need 2,333 international units of vitamin A each day, and men require 3,000 international units. A 1-cup serving of celery supplies 453 international units toward these goals.
The recommended daily intake of vitamin K is 90 micrograms. The most important function of vitamin K is to clot your blood. The vitamin might also support a healthy skeletal system in elderly individuals, according to the MedlinePlus website. Celery is a notable source of vitamin K with 29.6 micrograms per 1-cup serving.
Fruits and vegetables are nutritious sources of dietary fiber, and adding celery to your diet can help you increase your intake. Men need between 30 and 38 grams of fiber each day, and women require 21 to 25 grams, the MayoClinic.com website notes. Fiber encourages healthy digestion and can help prevent constipation. Increasing your intake of fiber might also reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. A 1-cup serving of celery contains 1.6 grams of dietary fiber.
Celery contains coumarins, which are natural compounds that help reduce the damage caused by free radicals, substances that can cause chronic health problems. Coumarins might help prevent cancer and encourage increased activity of certain white blood cells, Michael T. Murray notes in his book, "The Condensed Encyclopedia of Healing Foods." A 2000 study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" reports that the lutein in celery can cut your risk of developing colon cancer. Including celery in your daily diet might also lower your blood pressure and reduce your cholesterol level. Celery might also be useful in treating migraine headaches and muscle aches.
Slice fresh celery into a tossed green salad or add it to stir-fry recipes. Stir chopped celery into vegetable, chicken noodle or bean soup. Celery complements the flavor of stew and chili recipes as well. Fill celery sticks with peanut or almond butter for a protein-rich snack. Serve celery sticks with low-fat ranch dressing for a nutritious side dish, or toss sliced celery with olive oil, minced onions, chopped, red bell pepper and garlic powder for a tasty and nutrient-dense salad.
Stilton Cheese and Fixings
1) Begin by finely chopping the celery and the onion, peeling and cubing the potato
2) Melt the butter in a saucepan and gently fry the celery and onion in the pan on a low heat until the celery and onion becomes tender
3) Add the potato, wine and the stock and stir continuously
4) Place the pan back on to a medium and bring the soup to the boil making sure that you keep stirring the soup eventually the soup will begin to thicken once this occurs simmer the soup for about 30 minutes
5) Pour in the cream and simmer for another 3-4 minutes, keeps stirring to avoid scorching the soup
6) Take the pan off the heat and toss the stilton cheese into the mixture
7) Pour the soup into a blender and blend until as smooth as possible
8) Add the salt and pepper to the soup then return to the heat and gently simmer until hot through and then it is ready to serve
This recipe goes very well with a crusty roll or a French stick.
Among Soups, Celery and Stilton Stands Out
Celery has earned a bad reputation with some because they view it as a diet food and simply can't stand to eat it raw. However, Celery has many health benefits, it's low in calories, and has vitamin C, A, K, potassium, and magnesium to name a few. This vegetable is an important ingredient in an almost unlimited number of dishes and something that should not be left out of Stilton soup.
Likewise, some are put off when they realize that the blue veins found in the white Stilton cheese is formed by putting stainless steel into the core of the crust allowing air to enter in. Unfortunately they don't take the time to taste the cheese before judging how good it is.
The mix of warm Stilton with the distinguished flavor of celery and the addition of a few other ingredients brings those who dare try the soup made into a nirvana of dining pleasure. Many of those whose first tastes of such a soup happened at a restaurant, of the table of a wise cook, quickly became eager to find an easy celery and Stilton soup recipe. They craved the freedom to enjoy this type of soup at their own leisure.
Remember you can add cauliflower, chicken, turkey, beef, apples, broccoli, mushrooms or apples. Whatever you like in your soup a little or a lot. I simply love soup all year round.
Have Some Soup With Me
Right now I'm more than likely having a wonderful bowl of soup. Pull up a chair and have a taste it's so good.