Stray Foodie: an autumn surprise for the taste buds


Last updated Nov 24, 2020

Stray Foodie Lockdown Recipes are written by Michelin-starred chef, Frances Atkins. In 1997, Frances opened the Yorke Arms near Pateley Bridge, where she was the owner for 20 years. During her ownership, she held her Michelin-star status for 16 of those years.

Throughout lockdown, I’ll be bringing you some of my favourite seasonal recipes each week. I’d love to see how you make the recipes your own – let me know by using #StrayFoodie or tagging @thestrayferret in your social media posts.

This week’s recipe is Wild Mushroom, Coconut Rice, Celeriac, Kale, Turmeric & Humous.

Designed to be a starter, vegetarian main course or a side dish, the quantities are for 1.

For a special occasion I recommend it being partnered with a fabulous quality sparking wine, such as Brut Dunesford Pinot Gris 2018; made just outside of York, it has a refined dryness, is slightly sweet on the palate and well balanced. With the turmeric in this dish, it makes a huge sensation in the mouth. How exciting it is to be able to produce local food partnered with local wine? It is rare and quite special.

The ingredients for this dish

For the recipe I have taken:

  • 35g Mixed Wild Mushrooms
  • 50g Cooked Rice – either Jasmine or Brown
  • ½ Lime, Zest and juice
  • 1 x Celeriac with 4 discs cut out, approx. 12g each
  • 20g Humous
  • 15g Variegated Kale
  • 10g Fresh Turmeric, finely grated
  • 10g Fresh Ginger
  • Chopped Fresh Mixed Herbs and flowers for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp White Balsamic
  • Salt / Pepper to taste
  • ¼ Green Chilli
  • 10g Coconut Milk
  • Tsp Olive Oil
  • 20g Butter

The finished dish


Peel the Celeriac and with a medium size cutter cut out 4 discs.

Poach in a little water (or stock or your choice), butter, salt and pepper until cooked.

Sauté off the mixed mushrooms in a little oil, salt and pepper.

Finely chop the green chilli, taking care to remove the seeds.

Stir the chilli in to the rice with the coconut milk, grated ginger and a sprinkling of chopped herbs.

Mix the grated turmeric in the white balsamic.

Pour the lime juice over the kale.

Build the celeriac, rice and mushrooms on a plate, finishing with the humous and placing the turmeric on top.

Garnish with the remaining ingredients.

This is delicious and can also be prepared in advance which always helps a busy cook!

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