Why should the kids have all the fun on Halloween? This fun, sophisticated menu salutes the adults.
In this soup, combining potato and celeriac with ginger gives a depth to the vegetables, but it is the pickled ginger that really makes it shine.
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups chopped Yukon Gold potatoes
2 cups diced celeriac
1 tablespoon grated ginger
4 cups chicken stock
¼ cup whipping cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons slivered pickled ginger
Heat butter in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes or until softened. Add potatoes, celeriac and ginger and sauté for 2 more minutes, or until vegetables are coated with butter. Add stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until vegetables are very soft.
Purée with a hand blender or in a food processor until smooth. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes to combine flavours. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with pickled ginger.