Veg box ideas // Celeriac
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NAME // Celeriac also known as root celery IN SEASON // Sept - April

NUTRIENTS // anti-oxidants, vitamin K, phosphorus, iron, calcium, copper, manganese

This underrated root vegetable is part of the the Apiaceae family, which includes carrots and of course celery.

It's knobbly and not the best looking of vegetables but it's taste is subtle and earthy. If shopping for celeriac, choose one with a firm root and avoid any discoloured crop.

Simply top and tail with a sharp knife and peel like a potato. Chop and stew, put in a creamed soup or roast. Slice into slaw or have a raw celeriac salad. Make a creamy gratin. My favourite is to boil it with potatoes and mash with butter for a perfect accompaniment to beef, venison and game. It will actually pair wonderfully with any meat.

Barcombe included an amazing looking celeriac and pear gratin recipe which I'll be road testing in the next few weeks!

In the meantime, here's some celeriac recipes for you:

Celeriac tartare with trout

Puree of potato and celeriac

Herb baked celeriac 

Braised beef with celeriac mash

Fennel crusted chops with winter celeriac slaw

Simple celeriac slaw

Celeriac salad

What to do with celeriac - veg box inspiration on Retreat // Food and lifestyle blog
What to do with celeriac - veg box inspiration on Retreat // Food and lifestyle blog

Formally Emma Gutteridge