This is a wonderful vegetarian dish, made by stir-frying Chinese celery with dried tofu. It's simple, delicious, packed full of flavour and quick and easy to make.
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150g Chinese celery, roots and leaves discarded, cut into 3cm lengths
2 tablespoons oil
crushed chillies to taste
2 spring onions, finely chopped
250g flavoured dried tofu, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine
salt to taste
monosodium glutamate (MSG) to taste
Method Prep:15min › Cook:10min › Ready in:25min
Blanch the celery in boiling water for 1 minute and drain.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add the crushed chillies and spring onions; stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Add the celery and cook for 2 minutes.
Stir in the tofu and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Season with Shaoxing wine, salt and MSG and serve.
Flavoured dried tofu, Shaoxing wine, monosodium glutamate and Chinese celery can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops. If Shaoxing wine is unavailable, use dry sherry. If Chinese celery is unavailable, use ordinary celery.