For the Love of Celery: Sautéed Celery & Shrimp

Healthy Asian Celery Shrimp Stir fry Recipe | @whiteonrice

Let’s talk about celery, one of our most favorite veggies ever.  Celery is often one of the forgotten vegetables whose value is most likely appreciated on a crudite platter, swiped with peanut butter, or as a garnish in a bloody mary. It’s simple, easy to prep and easy to eat. But our appreciation for celery goes beyond the norm because we see the enormous possibilities of this under-appreciated stalk. Any time at the market a bunch of celery nearly always shows up in our basket. It’s one of those staples that we buy, even if we have plenty but don’t mind having a back-up of. Eggs, milk and celery. It’s our trinity of items that we can never go without. And oh, we won’t forget to pay homage to coffee beans too but that’s another story.

Healthy Asian Celery Shrimp Stir fry Recipe | @whiteonrice

Healthy Asian Celery Shrimp Stir fry Recipe | @whiteonrice

The flavor and crunchy texture of celery is fabulous in so many dishes, it’s mind boggling to think of this humble vegetable not being used in different recipes. Shaved celery salads are far more easy than people think and the flavors go beyond the everyday kale salad. One of our favorite and often under-used techniques of eating celery is in stir-frys. With just the two hero ingredients of celery and shrimp we can make a fabulous side dish that reminds us of how simple great cooking can be.

Healthy Asian Celery Shrimp Stir fry Recipe | @whiteonrice

The crunchy, flavorful celery with hint of Asian fish sauce and plump, tender shrimp is a magical stir fry ready to be plopped on a bed of brown rice, quinoa or on top of a green salad. That’s it. And honestly, that’s all you need when you taste the combined flavors of these simple ingredients. It’s the signature, bright and grassy flavor of celery that stand out and brings this crazy easy stir fry to life. There’s so many more celery recipes we’re obsessed with and celery was the one vegetable that we were going to write a whole magazine about. Yeah, that’s crazy to think that the humble celery can inspire us so much to stay in the kitchen and get creative.

Hope you all appreciate celery as much as we do because there’s more celery recipes coming your way.

hugs- diane and todd

3.72 from 7 votes
Sautéed Celery and Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
We’re always singing the praises of the humble celery stalk. As much as we enjoy snacking on it raw, this wonderful stalk proves to be equally exceptional sautéed. Two simple ingredients—celery and shrimp—make this a great side dish, or it can be added to rice, noodles, or salad. If you are able to grow celery, you are in for a treat; homegrown stalks are extra tender and flavorful compared to store-bought.

This is one of our favorite celery recipes and was one that we had to include in our cookbook, Bountiful

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 134 kcal
  • 1/2 pound  Shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil , divided
  • 2 teaspoons Fish Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Black Pepper , fresh cracked if possible
  • 8 stalks celery , sliced crosswise
  • Kosher Salt or Sea Salt
  1. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, 1 tablespoon of the oil, fish sauce, sugar, and pepper to taste. Gently toss to coat the shrimp.

  2. Heat a sauté pan over high heat. When the pan is very hot, swirl in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add the celery and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Flip the shrimp and cook for 1 minute more, or until pink.

  4. Season with salt to taste and serve warm.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. jayden

    i love greens, can do it in every meal day in day out, thanks for sharing

  2. 2pots2cook

    So nice idea to put these guys together 🙂 Thank you for sharing !

  3. roll the ball

    I really loved reading your blog. I also found your posts very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend and he ejoyed it as well!

  4. Virginia (Ginger) Hofer

    I just found your blog and went right to Asian Recipes. And I love,love,love celery. However, I don’t like seafood. I’m going to try your Shrimp & Celery Recipe in several different ways. I may just leave out the shrimp and have it as a vegetable and I may try it with chicken, pork or even beef. It sounds like you guys really like celery too, so I was wondering if you could direct me to some other celery recipes. Thanks, Ginger

    1. Todd & Diane

      Hi Virginia! We really only have one celery recipe, but since you asked it makes us want to plan on sharing more. Just keep checking back on our blog to see what new stuff we have. Thanks!

  5. Sheila Best

    Well, that’s just plain yummy. Thanks for the reminder re: celery.

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