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How To Cook Celeriac: Recipes and Ideas

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How To Cook Celeriac: Recipes and Ideas

Have you ever cooked with celeriac? If you haven't then you are missing out on a whole other world of flavour and texture.

Celeriac, with its bulbous shape and tough skin, may seem intimidating. But don't let that stop you from cooking with this wonderful root vegetable.

What Is Celeriac Exactly?

Essentially, celeriac is the root of a celery plant. However, it comes from a different varietal than the one commonly cultivated for its crisp green celery stalks.

Celeriac has a tough skin, but crisp white interior which oxidises easily, so soaking it in water or an acidic substance like lemon is recommended.

To peel: slice the ends off with a sharp knife and use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin.

How to Cook Celeriac: Make Fantastic Soups

Celeriac, like most root vegetables, is the perfect base for a creamy comforting soup, especially when paired with hearty vegetables like spinach and kale.

Want to make this soup? Get the recipe right this way.

Celeriac Is Great in Salads 

Did you know celeriac can be eaten cooked and raw?  This root vegetable is a great addition to salads – just shred or cut into cubes or thin strips.

Give this walnut, celeriac and blue cheese salad a try.

How to Cook Celeriac: Prepare a Nice Roast

Next time you prepare a roast try tossing cubed celeriac into the mix along with carrots, potatoes and onions.

Cook up this roasted wild boar with celeriac and chestnuts for inspiration.

Or make a succulent roasted goose with apricots, celeriac and rosemary.

How to Cook Celeriac and Seafood

A delicate puree of celeriac is the perfect accompaniment to crispy-skinned fish.

Get the recipe for sea bass and celeriac.

Or try this gourmet recipe for corvina with trofie pasta and celeriac.

Fun Uses for Celeriac: Dim Sum

Finely chopped celeriac makes a great addition to fillings. Try it in dim sum or even ravioli. It's delicious!

Here's the recipe for dim sum with celeriac.

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