All star way to serve celery

One of the fun things about my blog is there are actually people out there who read my blog!  And a few readers even get super into reading my posts.  One reader in particular, Jolie, wants to start a Cooking with Rosemary Fan Club and has even joked (or maybe it’s not a joke) about making shirts.  A few weekends back Jolie was able to join us for one of our typical weekend yard dinners.

The recipe comes from the first cookbook from one of my favorite magazines Lucky Peach.  They also recently published another cookbook, a sausage cookbook, and I hear they are in process of creating an egg cookbook!

The recipe tagged was for Spicy Cold Celery.

My mom was still visiting (you can read about first dish we made together here), and she pretty much did this whole recipe while I was prepping other food being served later for dinner.  To make the dish she mixed soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sugar and sambal oelek in a small bowl.

I know, super blurry but since I only have 2 pictures for this recipe I had to use this one!
I know, super blurry but since I only have 2 pictures for this recipe I had to use this one!

Then she poured the dressing onto thinly sliced celery which had been sliced on an angle and mixed.  The celery sat for 5 minutes before serving.  Alternatively you can also refrigerate for up to 3 days.

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The Verdict:  This dish was awesome!  And very unexpected!  It was SO easy that I will definitely be making it again when I need a quick and side dish.  Make it!  And if you want a Cooking with Rosemary t-shirt be sure to talk to Jolie 🙂

Spicy Celery Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 TB soy sauce
  2. 1 TB sesame oil
  3. 1 TB rice vinegar
  4. 1 tsp sugar
  5. 1 tsp sambal oelek, or more to taste
  6. 4 stalks of celery, cut thin on an angle
Instructions
  1. Mix soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sugar and sambal oelek in a medium sized bowl. Add the celery and mix in the dressing. Let stand for 5 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Adapted from Lucky Peach
Adapted from Lucky Peach
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