The Amazing Wok!
Question: I have a Wok that I have never used. Do you have any tips for creating my first healthy dish with this pan? Thank you!
Answer: Yes we do! For a fun, fast way to get dinner on the table, break out your wok! In minutes you can stir-fry a family favorite. Healthy, fast and fun!
Preheat the wok before adding oil. You'll know it's hot enough when a bead of water evaporates within seconds of contact. Drizzle the oil down the side of the hot wok, swirling to coat the entire surface.
Stir in garlic, onions, chiles and other aromatics. They're pungent and will permeate the oil, spreading flavor throughout the other ingredients.
Push the aromatics aside and add protein -- such as meat, poultry and seafood -- in a single layer, then don't touch for a minute while it sears. Stir-fry until about three-quarters cooked, then transfer to a plate, along with the aromatics.
Group and add vegetables in categories, from longest to shortest cook time, as follows: Hard veggies such as broccoli, carrots and potatoes; medium-hard such as zucchini, mushrooms and bell peppers; and soft/leafy such as leafy greens and tomatoes.
Use the stir-fry action: Quickly and constantly slide a spatula between the food and the wok, tumbling the food over on itself.
Return the protein and aromatics to the wok and swirl liquid ingredients. (Broth, wine, soy sauce or coconut milk, to name a few) down the side of the wok to deglaze the pan and intensify the flavor. Enjoy!!