Sautéed Celery and Shrimp

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 134 kcal
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



  • 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.