Gordon Ramsay dropped his Sweet Pickled Celery (and Buttermilk Chicken) recipe that he calls “street food feast for the whole family […] A real treat, but perhaps not for every night of the week.” Check it out!
Pickling is a great and delicious way to preserve those extra veggies. It’s also super-easy: simple pickles often require little more than some water, vinegar, sugar, salt and spices, covering the veggie in question and leaving it for a few hours. Celery might not be the usual thing you might think of when you think of pickling, but it’s not the only thing that pickling will work great with: think asparagus, beets, bell peppers, cauliflower, carrots, fennel, ginger, green beans, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peppers, radishes, squash, tomatoes, turnips… it’s even great with fruits like blueberries and peaches!
Other chefs have also done their own, yummy takes on pickled celery. We’ve collected our favs here:
- Jamie Oliver, author of the Naked Chef and many other books, celebrity chef, restauranteur, champion of healthier school lunches… do we really need to introduce Jamie Oliver? Surely he needs no introduction! Jamie has a Quick Pickled Celery recipe here (x).
- Nathan Outlaw, of the Michelin-starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall: Cheddar cheese scones with pickled celery and figs (x). A little more unusual, but looks delicious if you like savoury scones.
- Kylie Kwong, author, celebrity chef and restauranteur: Pickled Celery and Chilli (x). The chilli gives this recipe an extra kick!
- Adam Liaw, of Masterchef Australia fame: Cauliflower Gratin and Pickled Celery (x). For the perfect vegetarian roast.