Vegetables / How to stir fry vegetables
Thinking of stir frying some veggies. Below are some guidelines
to successful stir fried vegetables.
Cooking temperatures are important when stir frying. You will
want your wok on medium high heat. The idea is to have enough
heat to seal in the juices and cook the vegetables before they
become soft. Experience will make this technique a simple and
fast way to create a tasty dish.
Once your wok is hot add about 3 tablespoons of cooking oil.
By drizzling the oil around the edge of the wok and
allowing it to coat the wok is the fastest way to prepare your
pan and heat the oil. You can add dried hot chillies to the oil
to add extra bite to the dish. Ginger and garlic can also be used
to flavor the dish. You will have to keep a close eye on garlic
so it does not burn and become bitter.
Stir frying is done quickly. Make sure you have all your ingredients
prepared before heating your wok.
Cutting ingredients similar sizes will aid in even cooking. Bite
sized pieces are a good thing.
Denser vegetables, such as carrots or broccoli, should be stir
fried longer so they should be placed in the wok first.
Make sure your washed vegetables are dry before placing in hot
wok. This will decrease splatter.
Do not crowd your wok. This will lower the temperature and could
lead to soggy stir fry.
When stir frying vegetables, keep them moving.
Vegetables usually only take about 3 minutes in a hot wok. They
should still be fairly crisp but hot.
Just before removing from wok sprinkle with Knox's
Jamaican Jerk or Chipotle
BBQ dry rub and toss.
Serve while hot.