Braised Celery Hearts with Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

Braising makes celery tender and mild. Here we zip up celery with a sweet-and-sour honey-mustard glaze. Buy celery hearts trimmed and bagged or trim away the outer stalks from 2 big bunches and use the tender hearts.

Braising is a cooking technique that involves cooking food slowly in a liquid at low temperatures. When applied to celery, it helps to break down its tough fibers and make it tender and mild in flavor. This method is especially useful for older, tougher celery stalks that may be less desirable to eat raw.

To add some extra flavor to the braised celery, we recommend using a sweet-and-sour honey-mustard glaze. The sweetness of the honey helps to balance out the tanginess of the mustard, while the sourness of the glaze brings out the natural flavors of the celery. This combination creates a delicious and unique flavor profile that is sure to please even the most discerning taste buds.

When shopping for celery, we suggest looking for pre-trimmed celery hearts that are already cleaned and ready to use. Alternatively, you can also trim away the outer stalks from two large bunches of celery to get to the tender hearts. Either way, the end result will be a delicious and healthy dish that is perfect for any occasion. So why not try braised celery with a sweet-and-sour honey-mustard glaze today and discover a new way to enjoy this versatile vegetable?

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Braised Celery Hearts with Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

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Braising makes celery tender and mild. Here we zip up celery with a sweet-and-sour honey-mustard glaze. Buy celery hearts trimmed and bagged or trim away the outer stalks from 2 big bunches and use the tender hearts.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cut a thin slice from the base of each celery heart, leaving the stalks attached. Trim the tops so the hearts measure 7 to 8 inches long. Slice each heart in half lengthwise.
  • Whisk vinegar, honey and mustard until blended; set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add the celery hearts cut-side down, snuggling them in if necessary. Cover and cook, turning once, until lightly browned and tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and add the vinegar mixture; bring to a boil. Cook, turning the celery to coat, until the liquid is reduced and syrupy, about 4 minutes. Serve drizzled with the sauce.
Keyword braised, celery, honey-mustard, vinaigrette
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