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Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Hickybank » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:01 pm

Pie & mash night tonight but needed a side dish, I had a head of Celery so looked up recipes & found this from Delia. We were both surprised just how good it was. the caramelised Onion worked perfectly witht he Celery. I will definitely be making it again

https://www.deliaonline.com/.../quick-a ... sed-celery

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Suffs » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:19 pm

I can’t see it ... it says Permission Denied :cry:

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Amyw » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:27 pm

Same ...

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Hickybank » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:56 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/collections/quick-and-easy/quick-braised-celery

I think.

Clever dick, that's the one, worth trying.
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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby herbidacious » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:24 pm

I am sure I had a Delia recipe for braised celery done in the oven. I added cheese to it to have it as a main. Very nice. (And I am never sure if I really like celery generally.)

ah maybe this: https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/col ... nion-sauce

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Amyw » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:27 pm

It surprises me how many people I know don’t like celery . It’s not on the list of veg I like but always add it in a soffritto when doing a Ragu etc . Also nice as a snack stuffed with Boursin

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Pepper Pig » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:29 pm

Braised celery is right up there with my top sides. And celery soup is a big fave here.

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Amyw » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:41 pm

What’s your recipe please PP?

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Pepper Pig » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:48 pm

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Suelle » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:12 am

I like raw celery and always add celery to meat stews, bolognese sauce and many other dishes where it's cut into fairly small pieces, but I can't stand braised celery. I think it's the texture rather than the flavour.
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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Pepper Pig » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:20 am

It reminds me of my Nana Frame. Melts away and you get all the flavour. Good job we don’t all like the same things, although OH is a really fussy bugger as you know but loves it too.

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Pampy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:39 am

I saw the recipe with cheese and onion sauce and thought I rather fancied it too. I use celery in a Gok Wan recipe for king prawns with chilli, celery and cashew nuts - very simple and very tasty.

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:49 am

I make cheat’s braised celery, as explained by Mrs Vee
Clean celery sticks, season, wrap in foil with a lump of butter and a splash of stock or water
Put in the oven until done which will vary from 45 to 75 minutes depending on quantity and oven temperature

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Suffs » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:54 am

I’m a big fan of braised celery... it’s been a christmas favourite with roast Turkey, pheasants and guinea fowl ever since I married aeons ago. But I cut it into quarters lengthwise so it’s still joined at the root, sear it in butter and then put in a long shallow dish with butter and some chicken stock. Cover with foil and braise for an hour or more, depending on the oven temp.

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby northleedsbhoy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:26 am

Well, peoples I’m afraid I’m going to be a virtually lone voice here as I don’t like celery, braised, raw or any other way it can be eaten :vomit . The only exception is that celery salt can enhance certain dishes.

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby halfateabag » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:18 am

I nearly always have a head of celery in the dew bin. I like it added to a grated cheese and mayo sarnie. I also add it to spag bol. It's good as a dipper too.

Oven might be going on today so may braise some to go with the egg bacon and mushroom pie for supper tomorrow.

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Earthmaiden » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:04 pm

northleedsbhoy wrote:Well, peoples I’m afraid I’m going to be a virtually lone voice here as I don’t like celery, braised, raw or any other way it can be eaten :vomit .


I wasn't going to mention it as this thread is for those who like it - but you're not alone NLB! Braised is the worst as both taste and texture are unappealing to me. At school once, when I had a cold and had lost my sense of taste, I finished up everyone's braised celery for them. They were most grateful. Actually, there are several vegetables I much prefer raw to cooked but only really like celery as a carrier for large mounds of things like cream cheese.

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby jeral » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:24 pm

northleedsbhoy and Earthmaiden, a comment on the Allrecipes link sums it up perfectly:
"I usually find the taste of celery too outspoken."

<- That had to be the quote of the day for me yesterday :D

My dad liked braised celery. I didn't inherit that gene, though will happily chomp through raw celery sticks.

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Re: Surprisingly good side dish

Postby Earthmaiden » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:48 pm

jeral wrote:"I usually find the taste of celery too outspoken."


:lol: :lol: precisely!

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