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Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry

Asian-Style Carrot, Snow Pea Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces snow peas, cut into a julienne
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into lengths about the same as the snow peas, and cut into a julienne (when cutting carrots it's always best to cut a little piece off one side to make a shelf, this keeps the carrot from rolling when you cut it. )
  • 1 - 2 stalks celery, sliced on the diagonal into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, (optional)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion tops, (optional)

Method

    Step 1

  • Prepare the vegetables. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil, add the carrots and snow peas, blanch 1 - 2 minutes. Immediately drain and run cold water over or plunge into an ice bath. Allow to drain.
  • Step 2

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the carrot, celery and snow peas, stir, tossing the vegetables with the oil for about 2 - 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Season with salt and pepper, toss with the sesame seeds and onions if using. Serve.

This bright colorful Asian-Style Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry is a low-calorie, low-fat addition to any Asian inspired meal. .

Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry

 

The making of Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry

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Call me crazy, but I like my vegetables to taste like vegetables.  Pure and simple. And this recipe for Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir-Fry does not disappoint.

 

Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry cooked.

 

While I occasionally use a sauce, I usually want the vegetable to be a low-fat, low-calorie, healthy addition to dinner.  This recipe is a great addition to any Asian inspired meal, including my Chinese-Style Baked Chicken Thighs.  

 

Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry in a fry pan.

 

The vegetables are easily prepped while the chicken cooks. Blanch them in some boiling water, cool them down by plunging in an ice-bath; (this not only helps the vegetables retain their bright colors it also keeps them from absorbing too much oil when cooking in the stir-fry) toss them into a hot pan to stir-fry with a bit of sesame seed oil.  Top with toasted sesame seeds, and it’s a tasty, healthy, colorful addition to your plate.

 

Yield: 4 servings

Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry

Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry in a fry pan.

This bright colorful Asian-Style Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry is a low-calorie, low-fat addition to any Asian inspired meal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces snow peas, cut into a julienne
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into lengths about the same as the snow peas, and cut into a julienne (when cutting carrots it's always best to cut a little piece off one side to make a shelf, this keeps the carrot from rolling when you cut it. )
  • 1 - 2 stalks celery, sliced on the diagonal into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, (optional)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion tops, (optional)

Instructions

Step 1

Prepare the vegetables. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil, add the carrots and snow peas, blanch 1 - 2 minutes. Immediately drain and run cold water over or plunge into an ice bath. Allow to drain.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the carrot, celery, and snow peas, stir, tossing the vegetables with the oil for about 2 - 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Season with salt and pepper, toss with the sesame seeds and onions if using. Serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gProtein: 2g

Without optional ingredients. Nutritional values may not be 100% accurate

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