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Celery Japanese Style

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Ingredients
  Wide celery stalks 2 Large
  Sunflower oil 2 Tablespoon
  Japanese soy sauce 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sake/Dry sherry 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Pinch
  Ajinomoto 1 Pinch
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Trim off the very ends of the celery stalks and their leaves.
2 Scrub well under running cold water.
3 Using a potato peeler, remove the outer layer, making sure there are no strings left.
4 Cut lengthwise in 4 equal strips.
5 Cut these into large matchstick pieces about 1 3/4 in long and just over 1/8 in wide.

MAKING
6 In a nonstick skillet, heat the oil.
7 Add the celery and stir fry for 1 1/2 minutes.
8 Sprinkle with the soy sauce and sake.
9 Increase the heat a little more, and cook stirring until the liquid is reduced and the celery is just moist.
10 Add a pinch of sugar and a pinch of the ajinomoto taste powder (optional)
11 Stir once more to combine.

SERVING
12 Serve on 4 individual plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Celery
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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