Stir frying is one of the best methods of cooking especially for those who are always short on time. It is quick, simple, and easy. There are a few things that must be remembered for a successful stir frying. One is preparation; all of the ingredients must be prepared before stir frying begins. It starts from marinated meat, to cut veggies, and all the way down to the sauce. Think of stir frying as life; we plan and prepare to see the outcome we want, right? Well, of course not all the time but I digress.
The other important thing is heat. Yes, lots of heat! The wok must be almost smoldering in order to maintain the heat for the rapid succession of tossing of ingredients. If the wok doesn’t maintain the heat then you’re not stir frying. You are actually just steaming your food.
So, here is one of the easiest recipe to stir fry – beef with snow peas and baby corn. It is simple, quick, and delicious.
Please note: Although we used baby corn in this dish, please be assured that no actual babies were used. :=)
By the way, my cousin Ming Tsai sent me this very useful video on how to heat up your wok. Okay, I’m just kidding about Ming Tsai. He didn’t send me the video, I found it on YouTube. But he’s really my cousin from another uncle! :=P