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Silkworm Pupas with Cucumber

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Silkworm Pupas with Cucumber
1/2 pound silkworm pupas
2 medium-sized cucumbers
2 Chinese celery stalks, cut into one-inch lengths
2 Tablespoons corn oil
2 slices fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, mashed
1 scallion, cut into one-inch lengths
salt and pepper, to taste
1 Tablespoon Chinese rice wine
1. Clean the silkworm pupas, rinse them several times, drain and set aside.
2. Peel the cucumbers lengthwise leaving alternate strips of skin on them, then cut them lengthwise into four parts, remove and discard the seeds. Next cut the cucumber pieces diagonally into one-inch lengths and set aside.
3. In a skillet, heat the oil then add the ginger, scallions, and garlic and stir-fry until the garlic turns golden. Then quickly add the celery and fry two minutes then add the cucumber strips and fry another minute.
4. Add the silkworm pupas, salt and pepper, and the wine and toss quickly then serve.

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