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Old 08-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Plano, Texas
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Height: 5'6"/39yo

Default Braised Celery, Mushroom, & Garlic Puree

1 lb mushrooms
4 ribs celery
4 cloves garlic
Spices - sea salt, black pepper, thyme, rosemary, sage, etc.
Chicken Broth

1. Lightly spray a sautee pan with EVOO
1. Chop celery in thin slices, place in sautee pan, cooking at medium heat ~5-8 minutes until they start turning transclucent
2. While the celery is sauteeing, wash & thinly slice the mushrooms, add to the sautee pan
3. Dice the garlic, add to the pan, and allow to brown slightly while adding your spices to taste
4. Add Chicken Broth to just barely cover vegetables and allow to simmer over low heat ~10 minutes
5. Pour into a blender and puree until smooth, add spices to taste

*I use this as 'gravy' over my meat as well as a soup thickener.
*Recently I roasted a turkey and after chilling and skimming the fat from the pan drippings I added this puree and everyone loved the "gravy" on the turkey - no butter, no flour - just yummy flavor (I added S&P, rosemary, sage, & lavender)!

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Last edited by LizRR; 08-31-2012 at 10:53 PM.
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