How do you make a good stir-fry dish? People ask me that very often because that’s one dish I make the most. So here’s my take on how to make a good stir-fry.
First of all, I don’t follow any recipe for my stir-fry dish because there’s always something I don’t like in a certain recipe. So for me, I just put whatever I like in a stir-fry dish.
Secondly, you need to decide on the ingredients. Keep it as simple as possible. Sometimes less is more. Stir-fry can be made very quickly with ingredients you have on hands. As long as you’re happy with the ingredients then the dish will turn out perfectly. I normally pick one type of meat with one or two vegetables. Plus I am picky so there are only certain things I will eat.
Thirdly, for the portion, you can adjust it according for how many people you will serve. My tip for you is to not buy the already cut meat designed for stir-fry but buy the whole cut of meat then slice them yourself. It’s more time-consuming but you stretch out the meat more depends on how cut it.
Fourthly, garlic powder, salt, and pepper are my staple for seasoning. They work with all type of meat and vegetables. My secret ingredient is lemon juice. It makes everything very tender, and gives it a refreshing taste. You can use a regular frying pan for the stir-fry but my favorite tool is a wok. I recently got an electric wok and I am in love with it.
So when you’re ready to cook, here’s the order to put the ingredients in the pan. You heat up the oil first, put in garlic powder. When the garlic powder browns up a little, add the meat. Cook the meat until they’re done then add in vegetables. Add the spices while the meat and vegetables are cooking. Add a little at a time until you are pleased with the taste. I can’t give you an exact recipe for any stir fry dish because it depends on what you like.
If you have a specific stir-fry dish that you like, you should look up the recipe for it to get all the special seasoning. However, if you just want some stir-fry, just follow this guide and you should have a perfect dish in no time. Good luck!
P/s: I like to eat my stir-fry over steam white rice. They’re perfect together.