weekend cooking

check out more cooking over @ Beth’s

What cooking technique lets you cook your meal quickly, without a lot of fuss, using only one pan? You could even do it with one hand tied behind your back!

s t i r  f r y

eight tips for stir-fry beginners:

  • Cut meat and seafood into bite-size pieces before marinating.
  • Chop all your vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  • Arrange vegetables in the order they are to be cooked.
  • Mix your sauce ingredients before you start cooking. This allows you to give your undivided attention to the dish you’re stir-frying.
  • Preheat your wok or pan. Do not add the oil or other ingredients to the pan until it is hot.
  • “Season” the oil. Many recipes call for the garlic, ginger, shallot, or chili to go into the pan first, to flavor the oil for the cooking that follows.
  • Avoid overcrowding the food in your frying pan or wok. Most recipes call for less than a pound of meat. More than that can make it difficult to cook all the ingredients evenly.
  • Keep things moving in the pan. Remember it’s stir-frying, so stir, and don’t stare!

I made stiry fry using sesame oil, fresh pineapple, noodles & assorted vegetables.

The strawberries were for after but I ate them 1st.


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6 Responses to weekend cooking

  1. I too have learned (through trial and error, especially the error) that the key to a stir fry is having everything all ready to go, prepped and arranged to grab. It goes fast once you start.

    • Jane says:

      ‘Mise en plus’ is a French term meaning “everything in its place” (just say the 3 sections of the phrase fast, running them together) It feels better than just getting everything you need..but yes it sure helps.
      Im off to visit your blog. Have a great day.

  2. leeswammes says:

    “Stir, don’t stare” – good advice! I usually run off to do other (quick) things in the mean time. 🙂

    My post is on http://leeswammes.wordpress.com

  3. Beth F says:

    First — look at your lovely photos. Nice job.

    And thanks for these tips, especially the oil ones. I often put the oil in too soon or don’t let the spices infuse the oil before I start to add ingredients. The last tip gave me a chuckle.

    Great post — very helpful.

    • Jane says:

      Beth, thanks for the visit. Small things make the difference in most of our cooking. I am pleased with the photos, just need to remember my camera more often.

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