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Monday, 25 July 2022

We bought celeriac, a lovely low carb vegetable

Do you like celeriac? It's that strange knobbly looking vegetable which has a subtle, celery-like flavour, with nutty overtones. It's a low carbers favourite, and works well as a mash. With slightly cooler temperatures forecast for this week I think Mustard and Sage Chicken with Celeriac Mash may be on the menu plans.


Swapping potatoes for celeriac lowers the carbohydrates in this lovely mid-week dinner suggestion ... ready in under half an hour and tastes great!

Ingredients
Serves Three
1 celeriac, peeled and cut into chunks
3 chicken breasts, skinless
1 tbsp. English mustard powder
2 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
8 sage leaves, chopped
100g low-fat crème fraîche, plus 2 tbsp. for the mash
1 chicken stock cube
2 tbsp. wholegrain mustard
To Serve
275g cooked green veg, such as thin-stemmed broccoli, peas or Savoy cabbage,

Method
1. Put the celeriac in a bowl, add a splash of water and cover with cling film. Pierce the cling film and microwave on High for 10 minutes or until really tender.
2. Meanwhile, put the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of cling film and lightly bash with rolling pin until they are an even thickness. Dust with the mustard powder. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the chicken breasts and brown on both sides. Add the garlic and sage to the pan, stirring in the gaps between the chicken, for 30 secs. to 1 minute, then crumble in the stock cube. Pour in 100ml hot water and add 100g crème fraîche. Stir the sauce around the chicken, then cover the pan with a lid and cook over a medium heat for 8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir through the mustard and season with plenty of black pepper.
3. While the chicken cooks, drain any liquid from the celeriac, season, add the remaining 2 tbsp. crème fraîche and mash (or blitz to a purée in a food processor). Serve with the chicken and some green veg.

From an original recipe here
Please note this recipe works well with chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts, and also some readers may prefer to use 75g full fat crème fraîche instead of the low fat type ...

You will find a variety of recipe ideas are within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team

All the best Jan

31 comments:

Tom said...

...I've never had celeriac.

Sandi said...

I had never heard of this. It looks a little like jicama. I wonder if they sell it around here.

Martha said...

This is such a lovely chicken recipe! Thank you for sharing it.

William Kendall said...

I've never had it.

J.P. Alexander said...

Me gusta e l apio, gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

happyone said...

Don't know if I like it, I've never had it! Must give it a try.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Not sure what whole grain mustard is...
Coffee is on and stay safe

Christine said...

Looks good.

Linda said...

I don’t know if I’ve had celeriac.

OLga said...

Grazie per questa ottima ricetta.

Margaret D said...

Never had it but have heard of it.

Elephant's Child said...

I should make more use of celeriac than I do - though it isn't always in our stores...

eileeninmd said...

The meal looks delicious, thanks for the recipe!
Take care, have a great new week!

Giorgio said...

I have never had such vegetable ... Your post gives me the opportunity to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Have a nice week!

My name is Erika. said...

I've never tried celaric. I do think I need to expand my veggie list, especially since there are so many I haven't tried but I do feel like I eat a big variety already.

R's Rue said...

Yummy

NASSAH said...

THAT SEEMS VERY DELICIOUS TO EAT I LOVED

Pam said...

That meal looks amazing. Plus, I love a one dish meal.

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde. Obrigado pela receita maravilhosa. Parece ser muito delicioso

Jeanie said...

We never see that here -- thanks for the introduction.

baili said...

Dear Jan what delicious sounding dish !
Thank you for introducing to wonderful veggie i really liked the nutty flavour term :)
Hope you and family is completely fine and healthy.
More blessings

Inger said...

I'm a bit sorry to say that I never heard of this veggie before now. Thanks for all the valuable information that always can be found on you blog. ~ Inger at Desert Canyon Living

linda said...

I've never tried it but keep meaning to, this sounds like a great way to serve it.

Maria Rodrigues said...

Hi Jan,
Healthy and super delicious looking.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and all the best

Lowcarb team member said...

Sandi said...
I had never heard of this. It looks a little like jicama. I wonder if they sell it around here

Hello Sandi
Yes celeriac and jicama are a little alike.

Jicama is:-
Low-carb and low-calorie: The high water content combined with low sugar and fat makes this a low-calorie food. When combined with the high fibre content, it makes for a great alternative to higher carbohydrate vegetables.
Nutrient dense: It contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, especially fibre and potassium. It also contains a high level of Vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant and supports the immune system.
Supports a healthy gut: This tuber is high in a prebiotic called inulin.

Prebiotics are a type of fibre stored in our digestive system to feed probiotics, which are healthy bacteria. Keeping this balance also supports overall health and immune function.

Read more about Jicama here
https://www.isabeleats.com/what-is-jicama/

Hope you may be able to get jicama where you live

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

GOOGLE TRANSLATION

J.P. Alexander said...
Me gusta e l apio, gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso

I like celery, thanks for the recipe. I send you a kiss


OLga said...
Grazie per questa ottima ricetta

Thanks for this great recipe


Luiz Gomes said...
Boa tarde. Obrigado pela receita maravilhosa. Parece ser muito delicioso

Good afternoon. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. It seems to be very delicious

Lowcarb team member said...

peppylady (Dora) said...
Not sure what whole grain mustard is...
Coffee is on and stay safe

Hello Dora

Many thanks for your comment and question.

Whole grain mustard is prepared mustard with visible mustard seeds. Look for coarse-ground mustard or stone-ground mustard if you can’t find whole grain as whole grain mustard is sometimes difficult to find.

All the best Jan

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

I like it, husband doesn't.

Ananka said...

Not had it in ages!

Snowbird said...

I really must try that mash!xxx

Teresa said...

Es una verdura que nunca he probado. Besos.