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I used basil oil instead of sesame oil & it tasted fab
I sautéed celery with green peppers and onions with the red pepper flakes
And served it with brown rice …it was delicious
Great recipe….totally loved it
Thanks for sharing
Great recipe to work with. I went1/2 soy sauce 1/2 oyster sauce. I diced the celery and made up version. Then I used it as a filling for lettuce wrap sprinkled with hemp seeds :) one of those nights using what I have available.
This was really great, thanks for sharing! I modified it slightly and used chili garlic sauce instead of dried peppers and added peanuts – I liked the more balanced flavor and crunch from the peanuts. Also, if I were to make it again, I might go with shorter matchsticks as the longer ones can be difficult to chew.
Thank you for this easy dish! My hub bought celery on sale And we do not eat celery like that! This is definitely a yummy dish for just straight celery, and there is no soapy celery taste. Yum.
The “soapy” taste that you mention is common with non-organic celery.
Buy organic! Delicious difference.
Thank you so much!
I had relatives unexpectedly stay for dinner and my only fresh vegetable for sidedish was celery. One head nicely served 6 with second helpings. This recipe is yummy, crisply textured, and presents nicely. I will serve it again.
Instead of chilis, I had some chili oil (contained flakes and seeds) from the last time I had Chinese take-out. Worked great–about 2 t gave a light heat but complemented the sesame and soy flavors. Thanks for the rescue!
Also, I didn’t know that canola was another name for rapeseed. Great info.
I believe you misspelled grape seed.
Actually, canola oil is just a marketing name for rapeseed oil. Check out the Wikipedia entry on rapeseed.
Great recipe! Also excellent done with cucumbers, as served at Little Szechuan in St. Paul, MN. If you like it spicy, a little hot chili oil at the end does the trick. Just make sure you get the kind that’s made from sesame oil and not the stuff made from cottonseed or other lower-quality oils.
looks like a great recipe! Would it work if I used fresh chili peppers instead of dried ones?
Perhaps a fresh red chili would work. Try it!
Are the toasted grasshoppers optional?
I do think it’s weird that some people look at what to me is obviously a photo of a red chili and see it not as a chili, but as an insect. The chilies are not optional. That said, they do grow and sell chili roasted grasshoppers in Oaxaca, Mexico which are quite delicious, in a crunchy, spicy way. Feel free to add those if you have them. Me, I’ll pass. :-p ~Elise
Been doing this for awhile; love me some sautéed celery. I cut em a lil fancier, though. I cut them horseshoe-style, but on an angle, so it’s like an elongated horseshoe. We likey :)
This was so good…I made this tonight with italian chicken and it paired well. This was easy to make and I did not have the asian chili’s required and just had canola oil…I used red pepper flakes. Turned out FAB! Definitely a keeper! Thanks Elise!
What a great recipe! I made this tonight and it was fantastic. Who knew that celery could be exciting after all? Thanks for posting! I will definitely make this often.
My favorite cooked celery side is to simply saute in olive oil and sprinkle with old bay seasoning.
What a great idea Elise. Celery is like parsley, the overlooked deliciousness lurking in the kitchen. I love gnawing on celery sticks but have never thought of cooking it as you did. Now that I see this recipe, I remember my grandmother making a spicy celery side-dish with soy and garlic. Must make ….
@ geg – Japanese soy sauce is substantially lighter than Chinese soy sauce (which is more common), so that could potentially be the reason yours turned out too salty. Kikkoman is a Japanese brand sold widely outside Japan, or look for soy sauce meant specifically for sushi. Or just dilute/use less if you are using a Chinese soy sauce. (^_^)
My mother used to make a braised celery dish. As I remember it, she would combine chicken stock, minced garlic, celery, and parmesan. Bake and you’ve got a great side dish.
Did you really mean 2 tbsp of soy sauce? Seemed salty when I made it tonight
Hmm. Soy sauce can really be variable in its saltiness. I’ll adjust the recipe to say 1 – 2 Tbsp (to taste). Thank you for the feedback! ~Elise
Just an interesting factoid about celery – This is the beginning of Amish wedding season in central PA and celery is a major part of the celebration. Several dishes with celery will be served with dinner and the house and tables are decorated with vases of leafy celery. So, not everyone takes celery for granted!