This application softens crispy celery stalks to a buttery smooth texture while amplifying its flavor. Consider serving this with roast turkey instead of stuffing. This recipe first appeared in Season 12 of Good Eats.
8stalks celery, rinsed and trimmed, leaves chopped and reserved
Pinch kosher salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
1/2cupbeef stock or broth
ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutesminutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutesminutes
Peel any of the fibrous outer stalks of celery with a vegetable peeler and slice into 1-inch pieces on the bias.
Heat the butter in a 10-inch sauté pan set over medium heat. Once melted, add the celery, salt, and pepper, and cook until the celery begins to soften slightly, approximately 5 minutes. Add the beef broth and stir to combine. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook until the celery is tender but not mushy, approximately 5 minutes.
Uncover, increase the heat to high, and continue to cook until the liquid has been reduced to a glaze, about 5 more minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the reserved celery leaves.