Celery with Shrimp-- a simple refreshing dish for busy people like me
May 30, 2010 7:21 pm
Updated: May 31, 2010 9:29 pm
A busy schedule should not prevent you from having a quick healthy meal, although it doesn't always happen. For me, with exams and two clinicals going on at the same time, I have found myself breaking my word about eating healthy every single meal. But
hopefully the madness will soon be over. The dish I am introducing today is very simple. I like it, because it is simple enough and it is also refreshing.
Celery in the US is pretty much considered a salad vegetable. But I have been a big fan of cooked celery (not like some Chinese restaurants putting celery in every dish though). Stir fry Celery with Shrimp, with a little bit of white pepper powder to spice
it up. It is easy, simple and healthy.
6 long celery sticks--cut into bite size pieces
1/2 lb medium size shrimp--cut into bite size pieces
1/2 teaspoon cooking wine
2 red Thai chili peppers--cut into small pieces
3 teaspoon soy sauce (one for marinade, two for cooking)
1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder (1/4 teaspoon for marinade, 1/4 teaspoon for cooking)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
Add 1 teaspoon of soy sauce and 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder to the shrimp. Marinate for at least 15 minutes. Set it aside.
Heat up the vegetable oil until you can feel the heat above the wok. Put in celery, and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
Put in the shrimp, stir everything evenly. When the shrimp turn pink, pour in the cooking wine.
Stir fry everything until every single piece of shrimp is pink and curled up.
Put in 2 teaspoons of soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder, and red Thai chili. Stir everything evenly. Turn off the stove.
Then add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, and stir everything evenly. You are ready to serve.
Note:If the shrimp is frozen, marinate it ONLY 15 minutes before cooking it. Otherwise, you will have a lot of water from the shrimp.