Stir-Fry Recipes

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Stir-Fried Lemon Chicken

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:30 pm

Stir-Fried Lemon Chicken

2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger, divided
4 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sherry or chicken broth
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
6 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1-1/4 cups uncooked long grain rice
2-1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 medium green pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
2 green onions, sliced

In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon ginger. Stir in the soy sauce, sherry or broth and lemon juice until smooth. Add the chicken and lemon peel; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the rice; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until rice begins to brown. Add the broth, salt, pepper and remaining ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry peppers in 2 tablespoons oil until crisp-tender. Remove from the skillet and keep warm. In the same pan, cook chicken mixture in remaining oil until chicken juices run clear. Stir in peppers and onions. Serve with rice. Makes 4 servings.

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Asparagus Beef Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:45 pm

Asparagus Beef Stir-Fry

1 pound beef tenderloin, cubed
1 green onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
Hot cooked rice

In a wok or large skillet, stir-fry the beef, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in oil for 3-5 minutes; remove and keep warm. In the same pan, stir-fry the asparagus and mushrooms in butter until asparagus is tender. Return beef mixture to the pan. Stir in soy sauce and lemon juice; heat through. Serve with rice. Makes 4 servings.

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Cranberry Turkey Stir-fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:51 pm

Cranberry Turkey Stir-fry

2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups julienned carrots
2 cups uncooked turkey breast strips
2 cups julienned zucchini
1 cup canned bean sprouts
1 can (8 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
1/3 cup apple juice
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
4 cups hot cooked rice

In a nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry garlic in oil for 30 seconds. Add carrots; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add turkey, zucchini and bean sprouts; stir-fry 3 minutes longer. Combine cranberry sauce, apple juice, soy sauce and vinegar; stir into skillet.

Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly and turkey juices run clear. Serve over rice. Makes 4 servings.

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Smoked Sausage Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:53 pm

Smoked Sausage Stir-Fry

1 pound fully cooked smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1/2 cup julienned green pepper
1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
4 cups hot cooked rice

In a nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry sausage in oil over medium heat until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add the peppers, onion and seasonings. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes; cook 1 minute longer. Serve over rice. Makes 4 servings.

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Taco Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:56 pm

Taco Stir-Fry

1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
1 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded
Tortilla chips
1 cup salsa

In a nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, corn, chili powder, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese. Place shredded lettuce and 10 tortilla chips on each plate; top with taco mixture and 2 tablespoons salsa. Makes 8 servings.

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Stir-Fried Shrimp and Mushrooms

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:06 pm

Stir-Fried Shrimp and Mushrooms

4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chicken broth
Hot cooked rice
Lemon slices

In a large skillet or wok, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, mushrooms and onions; stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir in the broth; cook 2 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Serve with rice; garnish with lemon. Makes 4 servings.

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Bacon Cabbage Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:08 pm

Bacon Cabbage Stir-Fry

6 bacon strips, diced
1 small head cabbage, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Stir-fry cabbage in drippings for 5 minutes. Add garlic powder, salt, mustard and bacon; cook and stir until heated through. Makes 6 servings.

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Beef Cabbage Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:17 pm

Beef Cabbage Stir-Fry

3 cups shredded cabbage
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 pound beef sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch strips
2 large onions, thinly sliced and separated into rings
3 celery ribs, sliced
1 can (14 ounces) bean sprouts, drained
1 can (8 ounces) bamboo shoots, drained
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup soy sauce
Hot cooked rice

In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry cabbage in oil until cabbage begins to soften. Add beef; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add the onions and celery; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add the bean sprouts, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, broth and soy sauce until smooth; stir into beef mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and vegetables are tender. Serve over rice. Makes 8 servings.

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Vegetable Steak Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:23 pm

Vegetable Steak Stir-Fry

3/4 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cubed
3 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil, divided
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups cauliflowerets
2 cups julienned carrots
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3/4 cup beef broth
1/3 cup sherry or additional broth
1 tablespoon water
1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
Hot cooked rice, optional

In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry steak in 2 teaspoons oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil. Add broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and garlic; stir-fry until vegetables are crisp-tender.

In a bowl, combine cornstarch, broth, sherry or additional broth, water, soy sauce and ginger until smooth. Return beef to the pan. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add tomatoes; heat through. Serve over rice if desired. Makes 4 servings.

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Sweet 'n' Sour Sausage Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:30 pm

Sweet 'n' Sour Sausage Stir-Fry

1 package (14 ounces) reduced-fat smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 small onions, quartered and separated
1 cup shredded carrots
1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
Hot cooked rice, optional

In a large nonstick skillet, stir-fry sausage for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onions and carrots; stir-fry until crisp-tender. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add pineapple to sausage mixture.

In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and ginger. Stir in the water, soy sauce and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over rice if desired. Makes 4 servings.

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Peppery Beef Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:32 pm

Peppery Beef Stir-Fry

8 ounces uncooked linguine
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup water
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1-1/2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup julienned green pepper
1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups fresh or frozen snow peas, thawed and halved
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

Cook linguine according to package directions; drain. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, pepper and cayenne. Stir in water and soy sauce until smooth; set aside.

In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in hot oil for 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Using a slotted spoon, remove meat and set aside. Add the peppers and garlic; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the snow peas and mushrooms; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Stir soy sauce mixture and add to vegetables. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in beef and linguine; heat through. Makes 6 servings.

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Curry Beef Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:38 pm

Curry Beef Stir-Fry

1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
6 tablespoons cold water, divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 pound boneless sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger or 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1 small onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1 cup sliced celery
1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

Sauce:
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon curry powder
Hot cooked rice

In a large bowl, combine cornstarch, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon oil until smooth; add beef and toss to coat.

In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef, garlic and ginger in remaining oil until meat reaches desired doneness. Remove meat with a slotted spoon and keep warm. Add the onion, celery, green pepper and remaining water to the skillet. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and beef.

For sauce, combine the cornstarch, water, ketchup, soy sauce and curry until smooth; add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Serve over rice. Makes 6 servings.

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Pork Veggie Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:43 pm

Pork Veggie Stir-Fry

3 cups sliced cauliflower
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 medium carrots, julienned
1 can (15 ounces) whole baby corn, rinsed and drained or 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 pound boneless pork, cut into thin strips
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
1/4 cup salted peanuts
Hot cooked rice

In a skillet or wok, stir-fry cauliflower in 2 tablespoons oil for 3 minutes. Add carrots; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add corn and peas; stir-fry until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove; keep warm.

Stir-fry pork in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Add onions, garlic, ginger and chili powder; stir-fry until pork is no longer pink. Remove; keep warm.

Combine water, soy sauce, honey and bouillon in same pan. Combine cornstarch and cold water; gradually add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return vegetables and pork mixture to pan; heat through. Stir in peanuts. Serve over rice. Makes 6 servings.

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Corned Beef Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:49 pm

Corned Beef Stir-Fry

7 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli corned beef

In a small bowl, whisk 4 tablespoons oil, vinegar, sugar, celery seed and salt until sugar is dissolved; set aside. In a large skillet, saute the cabbage, carrots and onions in remaining oil for 15-16 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in vinegar-oil mixture and corned beef. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Makes 4-6 servings.

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Chicken Noodle Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:59 pm

Chicken Noodle Stir-Fry

1 package (3 ounces) chicken-flavored Ramen noodles
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1 cup fresh cauliflowerets
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup coarsely chopped cabbage
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup canned bean sprouts
1/2 cup teriyaki or soy sauce

Set aside seasoning packet from noodles. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in oil for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink.

Add vegetables; stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain noodles; add to the pan with contents of seasoning packet and the teriyaki sauce. Stir well. Makes 4 servings

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Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:08 pm

Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry

3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup water, divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound boneless beef top round steak, cut into thin 3-inch strips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 small onion, cut into wedges
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Hot cooked rice

In a large resealable bag, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder; add beef. Seal bag and turn to coat.

In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef is no longer pink; remove and keep warm.

Stir-fry broccoli and onion in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes. Return beef to pan. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, remaining cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the pan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Makes 4 servings.

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Steak Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:09 pm

Steak Stir-Fry

1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 pound boneless sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 large green pepper, julienned
1 cup sliced carrots or celery
5 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
Hot cooked rice

Dissolve bouillon in water. Combine the cornstarch and soy sauce until smooth; add to bouillon. Set aside. Toss beef with garlic, ginger and pepper. In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until cooked as desired; remove and keep warm.

Heat remaining oil; stir-fry vegetables until crisp-tender. Stir soy sauce mixture and add to the skillet; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Return meat to pan and heat through. Serve over rice. Makes 4 servings.

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Curried Lamb Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:40 pm

Curried Lamb Stir-Fry

1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
12 ounces boneless lamb, cut into 1/8-inch strips
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 small red apple, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup sliced celery
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
6 ounces fresh or frozen snow peas
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Hot cooked rice

In a bowl, combine cornstarch, broth, soy sauce and curry powder; stir until smooth. set aside. In a large skillet or wok, saute lamb, onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil until meat is browned. Remove and keep warm.

In the same skillet, stir-fry apple, green pepper, celery, water chestnuts, peas and ginger in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add lamb mixture. Stir broth mixture and add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over rice. Makes 4 servings.

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Bok Choy and Asparagus Stir Fry

Post  justmecookin on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:00 am

Bok Choy and Asparagus Stir Fry

1/4 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons mirin
1 teaspoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/4 pound smoked ham, such as Hunan, or Chinese sausage
1/2 pound baby bok choy, trimmed and julienned
1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
Steamed rice, as accompaniment

In a small bowl, combine the chicken stock, mirin, honey, cornstarch and salt, and stir until smooth. Set aside. Place a wok over medium heat. Add the peanut oil and when hot, add the ham and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add bok choy and asparagus and stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add the stock mixture to the vegetables and stir to coat.

Cook, stirring, until the vegetables have absorbed most of the sauce and are moist and tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Serve immediately with rice. Makes 4 servings

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Chicken Stir Fry

Post  justmecookin on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:01 am

Chicken Stir Fry

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
1 package shiitake mushrooms
2 to 3 carrots, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup onion, diced
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Serving suggestion: Hot, cooked rice noodles

In a large skillet, heat the oils over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, pepper, and onion and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the water chestnuts.

In a small bowl, combine broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and cornstarch. Add to pork mixture and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium to medium-low, and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Serve over hot, cooked rice noodles. Makes 6 servings

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Beef-and-Vegetable Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:22 am

Beef-and-Vegetable Stir-Fry

1 pound fresh asparagus
12 ounces top round steak, cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup lite soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil, divided
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
4 small carrots, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
5 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups hot cooked rice

Snap off tough ends of asparagus; cut spears into 1-inch pieces, and set aside. Dredge steak in flour; set aside. Stir together soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, garlic, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, hoisin sauce, and crushed red pepper.

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add beef and carrot, and stir-fry 4 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture, and stir-fry 1 minute. Add asparagus, bell pepper, mushrooms, and green onions, and stir-fry 3 minutes. Serve over rice. Makes 4 servings

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Chicken-Cashew Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:28 am

Chicken-Cashew Stir-Fry

1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons oyster sauce (such as Kame)
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons rice or white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons oil, divided
1 cup chopped green onions, divided
1 small onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 cup (3 x 1/4-inch) julienne-cut red bell pepper
1/2 cup diagonally sliced carrot
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup snow peas
1 pound skinned, boned chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup canned pineapple chunks in juice, drained
1/3 cup cashews
1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
6 cups hot cooked long-grain rice

Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a stir-fry pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup green onions and onion wedges; stir-fry 1 minute. Add bell pepper and carrot; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and peas; stir-fry 2 minutes. Remove vegetable mixture from pan. Keep warm.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; stir-fry 5 minutes. Add broth mixture, vegetable mixture, pineapple, cashews, and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until thick. Stir in 1/2 cup green onions. Serve with rice. Makes 6 servings

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Drunken Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans

Post  justmecookin on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:31 am

Drunken Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans

Drunken Paste:
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
7 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/4 teaspoons minced bird chile or 2 1/2 teaspoons minced serrano chile
2 teaspoons coarsely chopped galangal or peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh lemongrass
2 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced, or 1 teaspoon grated lime rind

Stir-fry:
Cooking spray
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch strips
2 cups (1-inch) diagonally cut green beans
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 cup Thai basil leaves

To prepare the paste, combine the salt and minced garlic in a mortar and pestle, and pound to form a paste. Add chile, galangal, lemongrass, and lime leaves, one at a time, until each ingredient is incorporated into paste.

To prepare stir-fry, heat a wok or large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add paste, and stir-fry for 30 seconds (fumes may cause eyes and throat to burn slightly).

Add beef; stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add beans; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, sugar, fish sauce, and vinegar; stir-fry for 1 minute or until beef reaches desired degree of doneness. Stir in basil. Makes 4 servings


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Asian Pork-and-Broccoli Stir-Fry

Post  justmecookin on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:35 am

Asian Pork-and-Broccoli Stir-Fry

1/3 cup mango chutney
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil, divided
1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch strips
4 cups broccoli florets
1 tablespoon water
2 cups fresh bean sprouts
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

Combine first 3 ingredients; set aside. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; stir-fry 3 minutes. Remove the pork from pan with a slotted spoon.

Add 1 teaspoon oil, broccoli, and water to skillet; stir-fry 5 minutes. Add chutney mixture, bean sprouts, garlic, and water chestnuts; stir-fry 2 minutes. Return pork to skillet; stir-fry 30 seconds. Makes 4 servings

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Stir-Fry Shrimp

Post  justmecookin on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:56 am

Stir-Fry Shrimp

1 pound unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp
3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
3 tablespoons sesame or vegetable oil, divided
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 bunch green onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices
Hot cooked ramen noodles or angel hair pasta

Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired. Combine shrimp, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, garlic, red pepper, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon oil; let stand 5 minutes.

Whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons cornstarch, remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, chicken broth, and ginger; set aside.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add bell pepper strips, and stir-fry 4 minutes or until tender. Add green onions; stir-fry 2 minutes. Remove from skillet.

Add shrimp mixture to skillet; stir-fry 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add vegetables and chicken broth mixture, and stir-fry 3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Serve over hot cooked noodles. Makes 4 servings

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