Monday, January 10, 2011
The Root Of It
I had one tablespoon of grits....still in the box in the pantry. The woes of a food hoarder. I had a gigantic bag of polenta. I've cooked shrimp over polenta before, but didn't really feel like mucking through the process of stirring constantly while dodging plops and blops of erupting molten polenta. Mashed potatoes? Not again. Rice? Wake me when it's over.
As I rifled through the vegetable bin for the peppers, onions, carrots, and garlic, I spotted an ugly celery root tucked behind mexican crema, Thai fish sauce, and a wine bottle. I bought the celery root (celeriac) last week with the intention of making pureed celery root soup. Never happened. I'd forgotton about it.