Stir fries are a great dinner solution for busy weeknights. This healthy cooking technique is a great way to get fresh ingredients on your table quickly.
Stir fry dishes usually combine lean meats and a variety of fresh vegetables. These dishes promote a healthy diet and really allow the cook to add the ingredients, flavors and textures they prefer.
How To Stir Fry
It is important to think smaller. Proteins and vegetables should be cut into small, uniform pieces in order for the ingredients to cook quickly and uniformly. Add a small amount of oil to a non-stick skillet or wok. First add garlic, shallots or onions. Then add a protein of your choice, over medium-high heat, until cooked through. The cook should add a sauce of some sort at this point to deglaze the pan and it will also add flavor to the dish. Next add the fresh vegetables you want to add to your stir fry. Once all vegetables are cooked thoroughly the dish could be served over hot rice, noodles or on its own.
How To Choose Ingredients For Your Stir Fry
- Oil– You must start a stir fry with oil. Feel free to use the oil you prefer most.
- Proteins – Tender, quick cooking meats work best such as chicken breasts, shrimp, scallops, boneless pork, sirloin steak or tofu.
- Vegetables – We prefer fresh vegetables such as: sweet peppers, zucchini, carrots, broccoli, yellow or white onions, green onions, pea pods, cabbage, spinach, asparagus, mushrooms, and leafy greens. If you are in a real hurry many markets now offer stir fry vegetables that are already cleaned and prepared. You can use a 16-ounce bag of frozen stir-fry vegetables.
- Sauce – Ready to use stir fry sauces can be found in the grocery store. Or use what you have in your home such as soy sauce.
Try Secret Ingredient’s Favorite Stir Fries
We love this love this Smoky Pork Stir Fry, because it has a lot of vegetables and asian flavor. The great thing about stir fries is that they can be vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free based on your dietary needs. We love this vegetarian, Fresh Vegetable and Tofu Stir Fry from Canyon Ranch.
Let Secret Ingredient Cook A Stir Fry For You
Does the thought of fresh, healthy stir fries on your dinner table have your mouth-watering but you still just can’t find the time? Secret Ingredient can help! Contact us for a cook date today and we can create stir fries and other fresh, healthy meals for your entire family for your busy weeknights.