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How to showcase celery?

I love celery and it is always providing the backbone to my soups and stews, popping up in mirepoix and so on...

I am looking for a good way to feature it and I'm stuck. What recipe *stars* celery? Don't say "ants on a log"!

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  1. Cream of celery soup... made from scratch, natch.

    Celery soda (steep celery ribs, seed and leaves in simple syrup, then refrigerate and mix with soda water).

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      Yes, definitely cream of celery soup... seriously amazing! I made a recipe last Thanksgiving for our "Not Your Typical Thanksgiving" and of course, now I can't find the recipe online! I'll look when I get home tonight and see if I can't find it.

    2. The celery can sometimes be a star... in a good bloody mary :-)

      1. A lovely partner with seafood in a stir-fry. One of my favorites is scallops, lots of celery, and toasted pine nuts.

        1. anything where it's texture show up- that's the primary virtue of celery. it's good as braised veg, with carrots and pearl onions, served with some sort of roasted or braised meat.... after lightly sweating, browning if you can, cook them in the liquid from whatever meat you're serving. if you want you could use all celery.

          1. I love celery. When ever i make a crudite i only use celery and olives. Very thinly cut celery with the leaves still on that served in a long shallow dish with crushed ice and any kind of live that you like. Its very simple and delicious.