This is definitely outstanding, DH looked at me when he realised it was celery and gave me a raised eyebrow..I said trust me!! Sure enough he loved it, loved it so much when he put his finished plate on the counter he said, 'you won't need to wash this Ive licked it clean..lol Great recipe Sharon thanks for sharing.
Made it to serve with mahi mahi and wasn't disappointed. Very tasty and unusual and the perfect accompaniment to the fish. Used feta instead of blue cheese, but I'm sure the blue would be excellent, too. The celery was nice and tender-crisp and the almonds were just right.
We loved this! I can't imagine why, but I'd never thought of celery as a side-vegetable all on it's own. This recipe is spot on, the celery is crispy-tender, the sauce thickens nicely (I used roquefort cheese), the almonds pair perfectly. My only caution to others is to use low-sodium chicken broth as celery in an of itself contains a large amount of sodium. I can see myself making this one often. Thanks for posting!
I made this last night. Served over a baked potato with a salad it made a great light evening meal for DH and me. This was always likely to be a winner because I adore blue cheese; I wasn't dissapointed, the sauce was fabulous. I'd have preferred the recipe to yield more sauce than it did and another time I'll add extra milk, cream cheese and blue cheese. This time the only intentional change made was to use vegetable stock instead of chicken broth, but I also had to make a last minute substitution of pine nuts for almonds (oops, bad planning). They were a bit too strong really, so in future its almonds or nothing :-)!