A subtle and creamy mash made from a simple blend of celeriac, parsnip and stock. This Dairy-free recipe offers an interesting alternative to potato mash.
The silky smooth texture and pleasing blandness of mashed potato offers an unobtrusive backdrop for bolder flavours, making it the favourite accompaniment to rich stews and fatty meats like pork sausages. If you want to cut out or reduce white potatoes from your diet, celeriac makes a good alternative. It has a mild, almost nutty flavour, with hints of aniseed. Unusually for a root vegetable, it is low in starch. This means that, by itself, celeriac does not mash very well, having a coarse texture that does not hold together. Sticky starch molecules are needed to create a creamy texture and absorb seasoning, which is why my recipe includes parsnips for a super smooth puree.
|Dairy-free Creamy Celeriac & Parsnip Mash|