Friday, June 20, 2008

Food Friday - Stir Fry

Use your favorite veggies (frozen or fresh) and your favorite protein (pork, chicken, beef, tofu, armadillo, whatever) to make a quick meal. Just make sure that all the veggies are cut to about the same size (so they cook uniformly). Cook the thawed or fresh meat first and then add your veggies. Cook just long enough to make the veggies tender (don't overcook - they should be crispy).

Then add your favorite stir fry sauce. Here are some that I made up (which means that I'm guessing on the amounts since when I'm jazz cooking I don't really measure). Use them, change them, enjoy them.

Sweet & Sour Sauce
1/2 C Soy Sauce
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C Rice Vinegar
1T Corn Starch
Mix in a small bowl and pour over cooked stir fry. Boil for 1-2 minutes.

Thai Peanut Sauce

1/2 C Soy Sauce
1/2 C Peanut Butter (creamy or chunky)
2 T Brown Sugar
2 T Rice Vinegar
1/2 t Red Pepper Flakes
Mix with a wire wisp (or is it a whisk or a whip - I've heard them all) in a small bowl until it becomes smooth. Pour over cooked stir fry. Boil for 1-2 minutes. (add peanuts to your stir fry to make this extra yummy!)

Brown Sauce (very mild)

1/4 C Soy Sauce
1/2 C Beef Broth
2 T Brown Sugar
2 T Corn Starch
Mix in a small bowl. Pour over cooked stir fry. Boil for 1-2 minutes (particularly good with beef).

3 response(s):

Charlotte said...

Wa-hoo! I'm going to try one of these (probably the thai one) next week!

Alisha said...

All look very yummy...can't wait to give them a try!

LClark said...

What great recipes! My wok will be happy once again. The sweet & sour is great. It's the one my mom gave me that I use (with green/yellow/red peppers and pineapple). I also have a meatball recipe that goes awesome with it.

Thank your for the Thai peanut sauce recipe. Wish that I'd had it before Father's Day when we did stir fry for Mom & Dad. I always just throw in a bunch of spices and see what happens. It'll be nice to have the brown sauce and peanut sauce to try. Think- I'll actually know that it'll be good because it's an original recipe tested in Heidi's famous kitchen (and Phil-approved too).