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Recipe for Leeks with Celery

A main course very popular with the Romans
  • 1 bunch fresh celery
  • 4 leeks
  • Ground pepper
  • Vegetable stock
  • Celery stock
  • Honey
  • Put pieces of celery in water, bring to theboil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Drain and put celery stock aside
  • In a fresh saucepan, cook the heads and tender parts of leeks until ¼ of the water has boiled away.
  • For the sauce, combine pepper, stock, and honey, and add to strained celery stock.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for ½ hour to reduce
  • Put the cooked leeks into a new saucepan and pour the sauce over them.
  • Heat the sauce with the leeks and serve.
  • The celery stalks may be added, if you wish.
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