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Monday, December 5, 2016

Marinated Celery, Hellenic Style

Categories: Diabetic, Vegetables, Vegetarian
      Yield: 3 servings

      1 bn Pascal celery; 4 cups                    -sprigs
    1/3 c  Olive oil                           2    Parsley, fresh, sprigs
      1    Lemon; juice of                          -chopped
      2 tb Fennel leaves, fresh;chopped             White pepper; freshly ground
      1    Thyme, fresh sprigs;up to 2  

------------------------FOR GARNISH-----------------------------
           Lemon slices                             Fennel leaves

  1. Scrape celery lightly. Using a sharp knife, cut stalks diagonally
  into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Cut larger pieces in half lengthwise.
 
  2. To make the marinade: In a saucepan, combine the oil, lemon juice,
  herbs, seasonings, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil.
 
  3. Drop the celery into the marinade. Stir, and add only enough water
  to half cover the celery. Invert a dish over the celery. Cover pan
  and simmer for 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cool in the marinade.
 
  4. Store, marinade and all in a covered glass jar in the refrigerator.
  Serve cold, garnished with the lemon and fennel.
 
  Nutrients for 1/2 cup Calories: 37 Exchanges: 1/2 vegetable; 1/2 fat
  :          g            mg carbohydrate: 2 potassium: 122 protein:
  negligible       sodium: 38 fat: 3 cholesterol: 0 fiber: 1
 
  SERVES: 3 SOURCE: _Diabetic Cooking Around the World_ by Vilma
  Liacouras Chantiles posted by Anne MacLellan

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