Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fagan Eats Paleo Recipe: Celery Root Puree

Paleo Celery Root Puree

If you look at my posts lately, you'll see that I'm on a big puree kick.  I just love how easy they are to make and how comforting they are to eat!  I am a big lover of mashed potatoes and I'm always in search of a good substitute.  Celery root is great in that regard. 

Celery root has a great earthy, unique flavoring with an essence of the taste of traditional celery.  In a non-Paleo celery root recipe, it is recommended to simmer in milk, which takes away some of the bite or bitterness of the celery root.  In this recipe, I simmer in coconut milk and chicken broth, which enhances the flavor and the creaminess when it's pureed.  You can always add garlic and herbs to give it an additional flavor/freshness boost.  Hope you all enjoy!  
Celery Root Puree--Paleo Style
by Jamie Miller
Keywords: blender side paleo celery root American

                  Serves 8 to 10
This is a recipe for celery root puree.
  • 2 medium/large celery roots, diced
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 3 T grassfed butter
  • salt and pepper
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  • Put celery root, chicken stock, and coconut milk in a pot and heat on high. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook until fork tender about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • When the celery root is done cooking, strain but reserve the broth.
  • Put the celery root in the blender/food processor. Add some of the reserved broth, add the butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Puree until smooth

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