This turkey noodle soup is kind of... sweet.
December 7, 2013 8:18 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for advice on balancing out the sweet and savory flavors of homemade soup, without resorting to the evil of celery.
posted by Space Kitty to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Most soup recipes start with sauteing carrots, onions and celery. I typically use a good quality (but not fruity tasting) olive oil. Unfortunately, no matter how little celery I use, it's all I can taste and it overwhelms all the other flavors in the dish. I have a similar problem with green bell peppers.
The problem is, if I leave out the celery the sweetness of the carrots and onions dominate. Given the option, I'd rather have slightly sweet than celery-flavored soup, but what I really want is a good balance of flavors.
Fellow celery haters, what do you use to balance out the sweet and savory for the base of your homemade soups?
It's entirely possible I'm just the pickiest person in the world. I'd still like to hear your alternatives to celery, though.