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Celery Recipe & How Long to Cook Celery
||The lighter, more tender inner stalks called the celery heart, are surrounded by tougher outer stalks. The outer stalks may need to be "deveined" by removing the strings.
Celery is an important member of the aromatic trinity and is combined with carrot and onion to create mirepoix. Mirepoix is the base for many stews, stocks, soups, and sauces. For the Cajun aromatic trinity celery is combined with onion and bell peppers.
|Celery Cooking Method
Cook until desired tenderness or until the thickest part pierces easily with thin knife
||don't forget celery juice
||1 in. slices 10 min.
||saute 4 min. then braise 20 min. then glaze
||julienne 6 min.; pieces 15 - 20 min.; heart 10 - 15 min.
|Stir Fry or Saute
||can be cooked at a higher temperature when stir fried with other vegetables, but lower the heat to medium when cooked alone 7 - 10 min.
1 in. chunks 1 cup 2 - 3 min.; 1 in chunks 2 cups 5 - 6 mon.
1 in. chunks 4 min.
Cooking times for Celery
Test for Doneness: When pierced easily with a thin knife blade or when it is the texture that you desire.
Celery is grown in Europe Asia and the United States.
Flavors That Go
Common ingredients used in celery recipes include:
chopped fresh parsley
dry red wine
dry white wine
Extra-virgin olive oil
green bell pepper
hot pepper sauce
red bell pepper
Classic Celery Recipes:
Cream of celery soup
Ants on a Log
Celery Tips And Techniques
Strings can be removed from the larger outer stalks by breaking the top inch from the stalk, pulling toward the back and bottom of the stalk . The strings will remain connected, just hold onto the broken off top and pull it down the back of the stalk. If strings remain, repeat the process but break off the bottom inch and pull toward the back and the top of the stalk. The strings will come off and the stalk will be deveined.
The crispness of celery can be increased by soaking it is cold water. Fennel can be used in place of celery.
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