|A heartwarming bowl of soup|
From humble beginnings...
The tricky part is peeling the roots because salsify turns brown on contact with the air. It's not a pretty sight. In addition when peeling it weeps lactose - just as lettuce stems do. Prepared roots have to be dropped into acidulated* water, to stop them browning, in readiness for dicing straight into the pot.
|Not such a pretty sight|
Other ingredients are leek (white only) and a potato and in this case our golf ball sized celeriac too. Green chervil from the garden for garnish.
The good news is that the end result is subtle and unique. A winter warmer.
*Water with a squeeze of lemon or a teaspoon of vinegar.