Celeriac Roast with Mushroom Gravy (Turkey and Gravy)
Recipe type: Main Meal
This is the perfect Christmas alternative to the roast turkey dinner.
  • 1 medium Celeriac
  • 1 tblsp Apple Cider Vinegar (15ml)
  • Juice of 1 Orange (1/2 Cup or 125ml)
  • 2 Cups of Vegetable Stock (500ml)
  • Pinch of Salt
  1. Clean and peel the celeriac, removing all the roots and fibrous bits.
  2. With a sharp and thin knife, punch some holes in the celeriac.
  3. This will allow the marinade to penetrate inside and flavour all of it.
  4. Mix the orange juice, 1 cup of the stock and salt in a bowl.
  5. Place the celeriac bottom facing up, and leave it marinating for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Flip the celeriac, and let it marinate with the top part facing up for at least another 30 minutes.
  7. Pre-heat the oven at 150-160° C.
  8. Transfer the celeriac and marinade to a baking tray (if possible with high sides), with the bottom part facing up again.
  9. Try to keep the sides as much covered in liquid as possible.
  10. Roast for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove the tray from the oven, flip the celeriac, pour the liquid around it all and roast it for another 30 minutes with the top part facing up.
  12. Repeat this action another 2-3 times, depending on how soft the celeriac is getting.
  13. You should add ¼ cup of the stock to the marinade every time you do this, as you’ll notice it will start to dry out. You should not need to add more than 1 cup in total.
  14. After this, you can start to flip the celeriac every 15 minutes.
  15. At this point, you’re aiming for a soft celeriac, but at the same time caramelized and golden brown on the outside.
  16. That’s why you shouldn’t keep adding stock, as it will be interesting to have the thicker and dark marinade by the end of the process, but not too dry.
  17. It’s also nice that the top part remains with most of the marinade on it.
  18. Slice very fine, and serve with the Mushroom Gravy and Sweet and Savoury Crumble.
Recipe by EPJHealth at https://www.epjhealth.com/celeriac-roast-instead-of-turkey/