Dad dot info
DAD.info form. Ask questions, get answers

Chinese New year: Six Steps to a Perfect Stirfry

Celebrate Chinese New Year on 28 January by grabbing a wok and mastering the art of the stir fry…

4. Keep it hot

Add a splash of flavourless oil to the pan – sunflower or groundnut are perfect – and get it really hot. You should almost be able to see a haze on top of the oil. Throw your meat, chicken or tofu (if you’re using fish or prawns add these later as they cook quicker) into the pan, leave for a few seconds, stir and leave again. This will help build up lots of colour and with that, flavour. Transfer to a plate once the meat is almost cooked.

5. Spice it up

Now add more oil to the pan, and then it’s time for your key flavour makers – chilli, garlic, ginger and onions. Cook for a minute, stirring, until the aromas have been released. Toss in your veg next and give a good stir to coat them in oil, pour in a splash of water or a mixture of water and soy sauce and you’ll get things cooking even faster. After a minute or two, add your cooked meat back to the pan (or add cubed fish or prawns now) and keep stirring for two to three minutes until everything is cooked through and piping hot. Season with ground white pepper, soy sauce and a splash of toasted sesame oil. 

6. Experiment 

There are literally millions of wok-friendly flavour combinations you can create, so play around with different spices, meat or fish combinations, vegetables and condiments. Just don’t forget to keep stirring and keep the heat cranked up!

Related entries

Make the most of family breakfast time

Make the most of family breakfast time

"When faced with busy mornings, taking the time to prepare a nutritious breakfast for your children can be tough– particularly when considering budget factors too." says Charlotte Stirling-Reed, a top child nutritionist who collaborated with Joe Wicks on his...

RECIPES BY BOSH!: POPCORN FALAFEL (VIDEO)

RECIPES BY BOSH!: POPCORN FALAFEL (VIDEO)

We call these ‘nom nom balls’, and they are unacceptably good for a dippy dinner party. Crispy, crunchy and moreish, you may need to make double helpings (served with hummus, obviously). They are the best dipping food we have ever tasted, good as a snack, great in...

RECIPES BY BOSH!: SPIRAL TART (VIDEO)

RECIPES BY BOSH!: SPIRAL TART (VIDEO)

This dish will test your arrangement skills (plus your patience!), but it’s worth it for the photo-worthy result. This healthy tart is full of freshly roasted veggies with an ever-so-slightly spicy tomato base. It’s best to use a peeler to get the optimum thickness...

Latest entries

10 tips to support your child after break-up

10 tips to support your child after break-up

In 2020 Dad.info ran a survey asking 1000 separated parents about their experiences of divorce or separation and they generously shared their concerns and most importantly their tried and tested solutions. If you are looking for ways to save your children from being...

We Support The Parents Promise

We Support The Parents Promise

More couples discuss what they would do if they won the lottery than how they would co-parent their children if they separated.  87% of couples have talked about how they would spend a lottery win. Just 5% admit to having discussed potential parenting...

ASK DEBBIE- MY DAUGHTER DOESN’T WANT TO SEE ME

ASK DEBBIE- MY DAUGHTER DOESN’T WANT TO SEE ME

Dads, do you struggle sometimes? Who do you reach out to for help? Debbie Pattison, a qualified counsellor at Fegans can answer your questions. Send them in to Ask Debbie at info@dad.info and if she can she will answer. Today’s question is about problems in...

Pin It on Pinterest