Stir-fry cooking is a traditional Chinese technique which has been used and valued by professional and home cooks for many centuries. Cooking food quickly and at high temperature in a wok means that flavors, colors and nutrients are “sealed in” to your dishes, resulting in wonderfully tasty and healthy meals. Stir-fry cooking is also extremely easy and versatile, as evidenced by the over 200 excellent and varied recipes in the “Stir Fry: Tasty Recipes for Every Day” cookbook. It’s a great introductory book for any home chef wanting to try something new and to prepare easy, delicious meals that family and friends are sure to enjoy.
The book begins with a brief introduction to stir-fry methods and equipment, as well as ingredients which may be unfamiliar to Western home cooks (but are mostly easy to find in today’s supermarkets and specialty grocery stores.) Recipes are then divided into protein types: beef, pork, lamb, chicken & duck, seafood, tofu & tempeh, and vegetarian for easy browsing.
You’ll find everything from traditional Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes to more European-style recipes which show the versatility of cooking in a wok. Learn to prepare classic dishes like Pad Thai, Larb, Singapore Noodles, Mongolian Lamb, Chicken and Cashew Nuts, Tempeh with Chinese Greens, and Salt-and-Pepper Squid. But then you’ll also find unique dishes like Hot Italian Salad, Minted Pesto Lamb, Chicken with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Vegetables Provencale, and Salmon with Leek and Camambert in Honey Mustard Sauce. Every recipe is pictured in full-color plated photographs and also illustrative photos to show techniques and methods in expert detail.
This is personally one of my favorite cookbooks, and one I go back to regularly for new ideas as well as family recipes which I get requested to prepare all of the time. Some of those favorites include the Curried Chicken Noodles (photographed above), Garlic and Ginger Prawns, and Peppered Lamb and Asparagus. I thoroughly recommend this cookbook for its excellent recipes, tempting photography, and easy-to-follow instructions. If you’re tired of Chinese take-out and want to bring some spice and easy excitement to your home kitchen, then “Stir Fry: Tasty Recipes for Every Day” is a cookbook you really need to add to your collection!Buy Now