2 whole Earthbound Farm Organic Celery Hearts
  salt
2 tablespoons butter (plus extra for buttering the pan)
1/3 cup shallots (thinly sliced)
  Freshly ground black pepper
2 cups good-quality chicken stock (preferably low sodium, heated)
1/4 cup toasted slivered or sliced almonds
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
3 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley