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Pour-Over-Pear-Hazelnut and Celeriac Tapioca Pearl Soup with Egg Yolk
Ingredients for 2 persons
1 tablespoon butter
2 shallots, finely sliced
2 teaspoons finely chopped hazelnut
1 celeriac, peeled and roughly chopped
2 pears ripe, cored and roughly chopped
1/2 litre vegetable stock
1/2 cup pearl tapioca
2 egg yolks
How to prepare:
Pour the tapioca into boiling water (use 1 cup of boiling water for 1/2 cup tapioca), Stir in the tapioca pearls and cook, stirring occasionally. To check tapioca pearls for doneness, look for a tiny white dot in the center of the pearl. Drain and set aside.
Heat butter in a saucepan, add the shallots and hazelnut, and cook over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until softened but not coloured.
Add the celeriac, pears and stock, bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the celeriac has softened enough to mash easily.
Liquidise the soup in a blender until silky smooth. Sieve to catch any bits.
Before serving add the pearl tapioca to the soup, season to taste and boil it again.
Plating: place the egg yolk in a soup plate and pour the hot soup. The egg yolk will get partially poached with the soup.