MAGIC OF STIR-FRY
I would like to share some information about home cooking with you guys, Cooking at home can be fun and easy once you know the basic of the sauce and ingredient. This can save you time and money.
Have you been to a restaurant and had a lot of food, well fed but after you are still hungry?
This is when Stir-fry is a good solution for your kitchen.
By understanding the basic principle of stir-fry it can help you save a lot of money on food.
Today I am going to share with you the basic of stir fry sauce.
Stir fry method can be fast and easy to cook, also taste so good and more over it is very healthy for you but you have to make sure to choose the right kind of oyster sauce and soya sauce. (NO MSG )
In Thai cooking we do a lot of stir-fry, for 1 stir-fry at home for a meal will take between 5 to 10 minutes.
15 minutes for rice in the rice cooker
and 10 minutes of stir fry you can have a healthy meal with rice at home.
Here is the main ingredient to have in your kitchen for stir fry
Garlic (without this your stir fry will be plain as a sandwich.)
Mixed vegetable of your choice
Broccoli. Carrot, green onion, coriander,
Chilli (this is a must for stir fry. A little bit of it can add spice to your day.)
any kind of meat
dark soya sauce
Now you have the basic ingredient of stir fry in the fridge and whenever you get hungry, no more order pizza or sushi because you can make a big meal that is tasty at home within 30 minutes or less.
Number 1: Always make rice before, before you start cooking you must make sure you add rice in the rice cooker so that when your stir fry done you have rice to go with it.
Add 3 Table spoon of vegetable oil to the wok, you can use pan if you don't have a wok.
Add garlic to the oil makes it cook until it brown. If you want to make it authentic, just like in Thailand. You have to make sure it completely turned into black colour. :-) burned garlic can be really tasty, it is my favourite to eat burned garlic hahhah this I will let you decide:-)
Add meat, you can add chicken or any kind of meat.
make the garlic oil cook that meat
then add all of the vegetable at the same time.( vegetable of your choice)
Number 4: MIXING
This is very important part of the stir fry, same as making music, you have to make sure you add the sauce with the right balance.
I would normally go for this mix of sauce for one portion.
Oyster sauce one table spoon
Soya sauce one table spoon
Fish sauce one small teaspoon
Sugar one small teaspoon.
Dark soya (optional ) sauce one small tea spoon
number 5: MASTERING The most important step
just like every music production you need the mastering before it become a great music production.
food is the same thing. This is the reason why when you go to a restaurant some western food have no taste because they often follow a recipe without tasting or mastering. ( no party in your mouth)
TASTE your food, taste the sauce of your stirfry and make sure that the sauce is in the nice balance.
For example: if it is too strong, you might need to add a bit of soup or water.
or too sweet you add a bit of fish sauce
Too salty? You can add a bit of sugar or lime juice to help with the taste of your stir fry.
NOW you can make your own stir-fry at home
if you want to make a basil chicken, just add basil or add ginger to it then it turned to ginger chicken.
You can do just about anything with your stir-fry.
This is the magic and basic technique of Asian stir-fry.
I hope this help
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