Lemony Creamed Brussels Sprouts and Celery
- In a heavy saucepan cook the celery in the butter over moderately low heat, stirring, for 3 minutes, or until it begins to soften.
- Stir in the celery seeds and the flour and cook the mixture, stirring, for 3 minutes.
- Add the milk in a stream, whisking, and salt and pepper to taste and simmer the sauce, stirring, until it is smooth and thickened.
- Stir in the zest, the lemon juice, and the Brussels sprouts and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the Brussels sprouts are heated through. Transfer the creamed Brussels sprouts to a heated serving dish.