Celeriac is not available in all supermarkets and yes it is an ugly looking vegetables. Luckily I am too much of a curious cook to not dismiss something based on looks.
You can say it is the unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly and odd shaped. It has a celery flavour with a hint of lemon and is nutty. I came across celeriac when we were living in Budapest and during winter there was an abundance of this. Again another very versatile vegetable – try it roasted or in soups and it will be easy to see why it is popular. You can mix it in with potato to make a mash or on its own make a velvety, creamy puree to go with your seafood.
450 grams celeriac
150 grams parsnip
½ cup freekah boiled in water and drained