Stir-fries are typical entrées ordered at many Asian restaurants with various meats and vegetables. It is very easy to make for a great week night meal! You get to choose what meat and vegetables to add as opposed to the order out menu, where they say “Please no substitutions.” Also, you can adjust the heat by increasing or decreasing the amount of sambal oelek, which is a type of spicy chili paste. The ingredients used will normally create a wonderful sauce that goes perfectly over rice or noodles and again you get to choose!
It is extremely important to use a Mise en Place, because stir-fries generally cook quickly. All of your ingredients should be prepped and sitting out for you to add to your wok or skillet. Chopping will take about 15 minutes depending on the ingredients you choose to add, but you can speed up the process by purchasing vegetables and meat already chopped or shrimp already cleaned and deveined. Also you can prepare some of the ingredients the night before or during the day, so all you need to do is dump, stir and dinner is ready! If you don’t have a wok no problem any large skillet will do. Try some of my recipes or mix it up with ingredients of your liking!