Friday, April 18, 2014

Easy Stir-fried Celery


This dish was created because I needed a vegetable side dish for my Korean dinner and my refrigerator only had an organic celery and a tiny bit of cabbage.  So, I picked up the celery, thinly sliced it and started working through the recipe while stir-frying it and doing the taste test.  I added black sesame seeds for the color contrast and the celery was crunchy.  I am quite happy with the result and would certainly make this when I am out of other green vegetable again!



Ingredients:

3 stalks of organic celery, washed and diagonally thinly sliced
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. black sesame seeds
1/4 tsp. toasted white sesame seeds
Sea salt to taste
Non-GMO cane sugar to taste
A touch of pure sesame oil
Dash of white pepper powder
Extra virgin olive oil for stir-frying

Method:

1.  Heat up your frying pan.  When heated, add some olive oil and garlic.  Stir-fry until garlic is slightly yellow, add in the celery.  Stir-frying well.

2.When the celery started to change color, season it with a little sea salt and sugar.  Continue cooking and do a taste test for seasoning adjustment.

3.  Add the black sesame seeds, mix well.  Turn off the heat and add a touch of sesame oil and white pepper powder.  Give it a stir, serve in a bowl and top with toasted white sesame seeds.

3 comments:

Phong Hong said...

I love celery! I can try your recipe next as it is different from what I usually do.

tigerfish said...

DO you have to peel the celery? Sometimes I find it quite fibrous. But I do like celery and sometimes stir-fry them as well. Great dish(es) on your dinner table!

Little Corner of Mine said...

This is my newest version too Phong Hong. Hope u like it!

Tigerfish, no, I don't normally peel the celery. But when I sliced it and if one strip is sticking out and I just peel it off. :P