Makes 4 servings as a starter or side dish
- 1 pound celery stalks
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoon vinegar, preferably rice or cider
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon chili oil, optional
Cut the celery into 2-inch lengths.
Mix with the salt and sugar and set aside for 10 minutes while you whisk together the remaining ingredients.
Rinse, drain, and pat dry the celery, then toss with the dressing.
Let stand in the refrigerator for at least three hours, and up to a day.
Time: 10 minutes, plus 3 hours marinating time