Saturday, October 15, 2016

Wok Wednesdays: The Breath of a Wok | Uncle Sherman’s Home-Style Chicken and Vegetables

This week's recipe is chock full of vegetables. We have bok choy, mushrooms, broccoli, and cauliflower, though any vegetable can be used; preferably in season vegetables for best flavor.

Mise en place.

Bowl 1: Chicken, ginger, garlic, cornstarch, soy sauce, oil, salt
Bowl 2: Bean sauce
Bowl 3: Ginger, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower
Bowl 4: Bean sauce
Bowl 5: Water
Bowl 6: Bok choy, mushrooms
Bowl 7: Water
Bowl 8: Cornstarch, soy sauce, water

The bean sauce on its own is quite salty so I omitted the additional salt called for in the recipe. I should no better - Grace would not steer us wrong - the salt was needed in the end after all.

The flavor of this stir-fry is on the mild side, which would make for a great meal to expand a child's palate while introducing them to Asian cuisine.

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  1. Fantastic photos Cathy! I never actually tasted the bean sauce before adding it so I blindly added the salt, and I'm glad I did! I assembled the mis en place, but there was no mention of the water in the ingredient list, so I had to scramble mid stir-fry! Lol! I see you caught it!

    1. Under normal cooking circumstances, I too would have been scrambling, Karen! With stir-frying I highlight the ingredient and cook time in the instructions beforehand. :)


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