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Chinese celery w/ Tofu. Chinese everyday cooking recipes, tips and more. It's so convenient and easy to make this healthy dish, which is full of protein and vitamins. This is Chinese celery – I prefer to use this because it is smaller and stays tender.

Wash and cut leaves off celery stalks. Add celery and blanch for about a minute; drain in colander and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Layer celery and tofu on serving plates, drizzle with chili oil and sprinkle. You can cook Chinese celery w/ Tofu using 11 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Chinese celery w/ Tofu

  1. You need .5 lb of pork butt; cut into.5” chunks.
  2. It’s 1/4 c of shrimp.
  3. It’s 1 tbsp of cornstarch.
  4. Prepare 2 stalks of Chinese celery; stalks cut into 1” pieces, leaves set aside.
  5. Prepare of Tofu; lightly fried.
  6. It’s .5 of onion, cut into chunks.
  7. Prepare 2 of Roma tomatoes; cut into chunks.
  8. Prepare 2 tbsp of garlic; chopped.
  9. Prepare 1 tbsp of black bean sauce.
  10. You need 2 tsp of oyster sauce.
  11. Prepare 1/4 c of chicken broth.

Look for pressed tofu, sometimes called "baked tofu" in cryovac packages or in bulk (at Chinese markets only). Slice it thinly and eat it raw Purchase Chinese celery at Asian markets. Aim for fresh, bright green bunches that nice fragrance. Chinese celery resembles long, super skinny regular celery.

Chinese celery w/ Tofu instructions

  1. Coat the pork with soy sauce and cornstarch. Sauté in a pan with 3tbsp oil until cooked through..
  2. Separate the Chinese celery stalks from the leaves..
  3. Sauté your onion for a minute then add your garlic. Then the tomatoes..
  4. Grandma added this salted soy bean paste in. You can sub with black bean sauce; I think they’re the same. Add in your shrimp and the oyster sauce..
  5. Continue to sauté until the tomatoes are soft. Then stir in the celery stalks..
  6. Last but not least, the celery leaves. Add the chicken broth as needed to keep the moisture. Turn off the heat and set aside..
  7. Here’s grandpa frying up the tofu..
  8. And you’re done! Enjoy!.

The Kinchay (Chinese celery) has a pronounced fragrance and flavor that complements the tofu so well. Compared to a regular celery Kinchay or Chinese celery is smaller with thin stalks. The whole kinchay can be chopped and added to the dish but I prefer just to use the leaves. The stems of Chinese Celery range from white to light green to darker green and the leaves are jagged. The stems are often hollow when cut crosswise.

By Joanna Regbert

For Granma, I Love Cooking for Granma Recipes.

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