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Stir-Fried Celery with Peanuts

January/February 2012

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Prep all the ingredients before you begin the celery stir-fry—once the skillet is hot, the dish cooks in minutes. Cut zest from the orange with a vegetable peeler before you juice it.


Stir-Fried Celery with Peanuts Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, about 1/2 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 2 strips (2-by-1/2-inch) orange zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 4 cups diagonally sliced celery (large outer stalks)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup halved and slivered red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts

Preparation

  1. Cut orange zest into fine slivers. Whisk orange juice, tamari (or soy sauce), honey and cornstarch in a small bowl until blended.
  2. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat until hot enough to sizzle a drop of water. Add oil, celery and the orange zest. Stir-fry until the celery is crisp-tender, but still bright green, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in ginger and garlic. Add the orange juice mixture and onion and stir-fry just until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Serve sprinkled with peanuts.

Nutrition

Per serving: 117 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 3 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber; 282 mg sodium; 279 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (18% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 2 fat


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