Braised Carrots and Celery

2010 Nov/Dec


  • 1/4 lb. unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 bunch of celery stalks, peeled and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 bunch of young carrots, peeled
  • 1 c. madeira
  • 1/2 c. chicken stock
  • small bunch of parsley, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed pan and add the garlic and rosemary. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the celery and carrots and allow them to colour lightly. Add the madeira and reduce by half. Add 6 T. of chicken stock and 1 c. water, bring to a simmer, cover, and cook the vegetables until they’re nearly tender.

When the vegetables are almost cooked, remove the cover and continue to cook them until they’re nicely glazed. Finish with the chopped parsley and season to taste with the salt and pepper.