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  • Stir-Fry Celery with Fresh Squid

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    Stir-Fry Celery with Fresh Squid
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 6
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    This is another Chinese stir-fry dish that I really enjoy. The celery and the squids are cooked separately and then combined in the final stir-fry, as the squids will get tough when overcooked. If you are like me, as I love stir-fry vegetables where they remain crisp and fresh, then try this dish.

    Ingredients

    • Stir-Fry Celery with Fresh Squids
    • 3 medium squids, cleaned and cut into rings
    • 3 stalks of celery, sliced to about 3mm thickness on the diagonal
    • 1 small carrot, cut to half lengthwise and sliced to 3mm thickness on the diagonal
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 tbsp cooking oil
    • salt to taste
    • dash of white pepper
    • 1/2 tsp chicken powder seasoning

    Directions

    1. Heat about 1 tbsp oil and saute half of the minced garlic till light brown and fragrant. Add in the celery and carrots, about 2 tbsp water, stir, cover and cook for about 5 minutes, until vegetable is cooked but still remain crunchy. Dish out and keep aside.
    2. Heat remaining 1 tbsp oil and saute remaining minced garlic till light brown and fragrant. Add in the squids, stir for about a minute and add in the celery and carrots, water, salt, chicken powder seasoning and pepper to taste.
    3. Keep on stirring for about 3 more minutes until squid is cooked and tender. Do not overcook squid. Dish out and enjoy with plain white rice.

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