Wondering what to cook with the goodies in your Fruit & Veg Box? This week in your box you will find a Celeriac.
This is definitely a very underused and underrated vegetable. It's available pretty much all year round, we walk past it all the time, and yet we still take no notice of it. It's a deliciously nutty vegetable, it's really good for you and you only need to use a couple of ingredients with it to arouse ones taste buds.
So how do you cook it? Lets find out. You can also order all other ingredients from our online store (see links below).
You will need:
A glug of Olive oil
A few sprigs of Thyme
A generous pinch of Sea salt
Cut off the celeriac ends and compost them, then use your knife to remove the outer skin, cutting away any cracks and craters as you go. Once you've cut the edge you’ll be able to see the thickness of the skin you need to peel away. Chop the celeriac up into slices, then cube into approx 1cm size squares.
Put a flat type pan on a medium-high heat and add a generous splash of olive oil. Rip the thyme into the pan and then in with the diced celeriac and a generous pinch of salt. Turn the heat down to medium, pop the lid on and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender. Make sure you keep it moving by checking every so often, you want it to fry lightly from the bottom, and steam in its own moisture.
After the 20 to 25 minutes, you have two choices. You can either serve it up as it is or you can take the lid off and fry for a further 4 minutes or so, to take the colour much darker. This is such a flexible recipe, you can make it the day before and reheat when you need, or you can blend it up with some stock for a tasty soup.