October 3, 2011

Saveur Sedanoe Pomodori Brasati (Braised Celery and Tomato)

Growing up my mother was a great cook, but never really served a lot of vegetables. The vegetables we did eat were normally in the form of salad or raw with ranch dip. As I grew up and had kids of my own, I tried to make a variety of vegetable dishes to expose my kids to a large number of new vegetables and tastes. However, there is one vegetable that I have always had more trouble with, celery. I have made great soup dishes using it as an ingredient, but I have found few recipes in which celery is the main ingredient. I was pleased when I was flipping through a recent issue of Saveur magazine and came across a recipe for Sedanoe Pomodori Brasati (Braised Celery and Tomato), which featured celery as a main ingredient.

This recipe has 7 ingredients. It serves 4-6 people and takes approximately 2 hours to prep and cook. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients, they were all very basic. I did have to use sliced pancetta, since that was the only type available at my local grocery store. Additionally, I found that my total cook time took longer than the suggested 1 1/2 hours, I allowed the celery to cook for closer to 2 hours. I followed the remainder of the recipe as stated.

I was pleased with how easy this recipe was and how great the taste turned out. I had never tried braising celery before and I liked how sweet the celery was at the end of the cooking time. To save money bacon would work more than adequately in this recipe, especially if pancetta is unavailable at your local grocery store.  This recipe is a great way to use celery, especially given how inexpensive the vegetable can be. A great vegetable side dish recipe, that takes minimal effort to prepare.

For the recipe go to Sedanoe Pomodori Brasati.


  1. That looks good! I've never had braised celery before.

  2. I do not think I have ever eaten celery so I will give it a try in the near future. Looks good!

  3. @E I had never tried it before either, but it turned out great :)

    @Judy Celery is pretty yummy if prepared right :)

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