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Tips To Steam Celery

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Remove its strings:

The stems take a long time to cook - it is best to remove its strings. You can just pass the vegetable peeler on the outer surface of the stalk and remove its strings from the core.

 


Chop and clean:

This is an important task which needs to be done before steaming. Chop huge bunches of celery while keeping its stalk intact. The chopped portions can be placed in a colander and its leaves removed as you choose to clean the stalks. This ensures that the vegetable is totally clean when using.

 


Temperature:

Celery will start turning soft between 140-170 degree F. Let the vegetable steam at this temperature for 10-12 minutes with the lid on.

 


Check:

Perfectly cooked celery will be soft but should not melt away. Check if soft to touch and then remove it from the basket. Remove excess water and let it cool - you can even place the vegetable in chilled water which will stop the cooking process and prevent it from overcooking.

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It is as simple as that - steam fresh celery whenever you are looking for something really quick or when you are in a hurry. Everyone is going to love it.

 

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