Apple and Celeriac Remoulade

November  9, 2009
Author Notes

I hate Celery....but have just fallen in love with Celeriac. This weekend, I made everything Celeriac - celeriac mash with red wine poached pears and venison, celeriac soup with bacon,carrots and onions (using the leftover mash) and this warming, fresh salad of Celeriac and Apple! I love it. I served it with toasted french bread a la baguette slices and salt-baked sardines —Kitchen Butterfly

  • Serves 4
  • 1 lemon, halved and juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 a celeriac (about 200g)
  • 2 sweet, crunchy eating apples
  • 6 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons creme fraiche
  • 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
  • to serve: slices of toasted, buttered baguette and fresh or tinned sardines
  • Lemon slices to garnish
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs - parsley, dill or coriander
In This Recipe
  1. Put lemon juice in a bowl and add a pinch of salt to it. Stir to dissolve.
  2. Peel the celeriac with a vegetable peeler or a knife. Do the same for the apples.
  3. Wash and then slice both the celeriac and apples into thin slices. Cut each slice into matchsticks and toss in the lemon juice
  4. Combine the mayonnaise, cream fraiche and mustard and add to the celeriac-apple mix.
  5. Check seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  6. Serve right away if you like or leave to 'bloom' in the refrigerator for a few hours. Sprinkle on herbs just before serving.
  7. Accompany with smoked fish (sardines or mackerel go well) and slices of toasted & buttered baguette.

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