Gestovtes is the German term which is also known as gedämpftes or gedünstetes. In cooking, it refers to food, particulary vegetables (carrots, leeks, celery) which are stewed, steamed or braised, as in gedünstetes Gemüse which is a German for "Braised vegetables". Frankfurth has also a specialty food called "Frankfurter gestovtes Kalbfleisch". Below is a recipe from Schleswig-Holstein of steamed, stewed or braised vegetables with butter-flour sauce. It can be served as a side dish for fish or meat dishes. Recipe: GESTOVTES GEMÜSE Zutaten für 4 Portionen: 400 g Möhren oder Steckrüben 400 g Lauch 150 g Knollensellerie, Salz and weißer Pfeffer 1 Prise Zucker 2 TL Butter 2 TL Mehl 1 EL Zitronensaft Zubereitung: Möhren putzen, waschen, in Scheiben schneiden. Lauch längs aufschlitzen, gründlich waschen und schräg in Ringe schneiden. Sellerie schälen, in kleine Würfel schneiden. Das Gemüse in einen Topf geben, etwa 1/8 l Wasser angießen. Mit Salz und 1 Prise Zucker würzen, zugedeckt etwa 10 Minuten dünsten. Die Butter mit dem Mehl verkneten. Unter das Gemüse mischen und kurz aufkochen, bis eine sämige Soße entsteht. Mit Salz, Pfeffer und Zitronensaft abschmecken.

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