Umami-licious Japanese Celery Stir Fry
Oh. My. Gosh! Have we got a winning recipe today! Love the umami of Japanese food? Love a hit of chilli? Looking for a wholesome, comforting winter side dish that won't weigh you down?
Poor Celery. His leafy green crunchiness is often relegated to "diet food" or seen as a "part" of a dish such as in soups, stuffing, salad, etc. He is rarely the star. This recipe, inspired by Nancy Hachisu's Japanese Farm Food cookbook, provides a simple celery stir-fry with chili, soy sauce and sesame oil.
Like many things- the whole provides a MUCH greater outcome than the parts individually. Fair warning! This dish may go into your regular rotation!
What You Need:
2 tablespoons cooking oil of preference
4 cups julienned celery (cut into slices pieces about 4cm long)
1 to 2 tablespoons soy sauce (to taste)
drizzle of sesame oil to serve
Sesame Seeds and chilli flakes (to taste) to serve
What To Do:
Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan over high heat.
Add the celery and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce and stir-fry one more minute. Drizzle with sesame oil, sesame seeds and chilli flakes. Serve hot or at room temperature in a pretty bowl or platter.
That's it- simple, seasonal, made with whole foods and completely umami-licious!