Stir-Fried Shrimp With Celery



  1. If just peeled, put shrimp shells in a saucepan with 1 cup water, turn the heat to high, and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn the heat to low, cover, and let the stock simmer while preparing the stir-fry.
  3. Put 2 tablespoons of the oil in a skillet over high heat.
  4. When hot, add the shrimp and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  5. Cook, stirring frequently, until the shrimp are pink all over and almost opaque in the center, 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Transfer them to a plate.
  7. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, then immediately add the garlic and ginger.
  8. Cook, stirring, for 15 seconds, then add the onion and celery.
  9. Cook, stirring frequently, until the celery has softened a bit but is still crunchy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  10. Stir the shrimp back into the skillet, add 1/2 cup of the shrimp stock, the soy sauce, and the sesame oil, and cook until some of the liquid evaporates, another minute.
  11. Turn off the heat, stir in the cashews and serve.