Celery and Lovage Soup

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Simply Delicious 2

Simply Delicious 2

By Darina Allen

Published 1990

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Lovage is a perennial herb with a pronounced celery flavour. Use it sparingly to enhance the flavour of soups, stews and stocks.


  • ozs (45 g/generous ¼ stick) butter
  • 4


Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. When it foams, add the potatoes, onions, celery and lovage; toss in the butter until evenly coated. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cover with a paper lid (to keep in the steam) and the saucepan lid and sweat over a gentle heat for 10 minutes approx., until the vegetables are soft but not coloured. Add the chicken stock and simmer until