Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Recipe for Stir Fry

Recipe for Stir Fry
Recipe for Stir Fry
Stir frying is a fast straightforward cooking methodology that is terribly easy to learn which has an endless versatility in its ingredients.  History wise, this cooking method dates way back the 15th century and was originally Chinese in origin.  It needs solely a few minutes to organize food in this method and does not need those high-ticket utensils as well as it solely consumes less fuel saving energy.   So it is sensible to do a home cook meal exploiting this method on week days after agitated working hours on the job.

Here is a simple and quick recipe for stir fry that may begin well with your week day suppers.  Simply make certain that you have the Oriental sauces at hand prepared for your kitchen ventures.

1.    THE ASPARAGUS STIR FRY RECIPE:  Like many stir fries, this requires a bit of commitment on slicing, dicing, and chopping.  All is completely worth it anyway.  Because each time an ingredient hits the pan, that aromatic scent unfurls towards you like an intense bouquet.  You simple know it is going to be good.  Asparagus and tofu form a base of this ensemble, but it has more to it than that.  You get a bite of tang from the lime and heat from the red chiles and fresh ginger, while mint and basil cool things down, and a touch of hoisin sauce gives you just enough sweetness to balance it all.

  • Toasted sesame oil, as desired
  • Eight ounces of extra firm tofu, cut into slices like pencil in thickness
  • Four green onions, thinly sliced
  • One tablespoon of peeled and freshly grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of crush red pepper flakes
  • ½ of a bunch of asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Three cloves of garlic , chopped
  • A couple of big pinches of fine-grain of sea salt or rock salt
  • One big handful of toasted cashews, chopped them up a bit
  • Chopped chard a few handfuls of spinach or kale
  • Zest and juice of one lime
  • Two tablespoons of hoisin sauce
  • Slice a small handful of fresh mint leaves
  • One small handful of fresh basil, slivered or broken into splinters


  • Let us have all the ingredients prepared (according to ingredients instructions) and within arms-reach of the stove. 
  • Heat a splash of sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over your American stove, at medium high heat.  When the oil is hot add the tofu and cook until they are golden brown turning them on their sides for a few minutes.  Once cooked, remove the tofu from the pan to a plate and set aside.
  • Add another splash generously of sesame oil to the pan.  As soon as it is hot, add the onions, the ginger, the red pepper flakes, the asparagus, and the salt.  Stir fry and toss for about a minute.  
  • Then you can add the garlic, the cashews, and the spinach and continue stir frying for another minute, till the spinach wilts. 
  • Return the tofu to the pan and stir in the lime juice and the hoisin sauce.  Cook and toss them for another 10 to 20 seconds all the while.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the mint and basil leaves.  Taste and add a bit more salt of needed.
  • Serve immediately while hot and this can make 2 to 4 servings.  Enjoy this recipe for stir fry and please continue stir frying. 
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