Watch Cooking Channel

Wok This Way

Wok

Use a wok to cook up quick and easy stir-fry dinners.

Stir-frying is cooking small bits of meat and veggies over high heat for a short amount of time and, since it doesn’t require much fat or oil, it’s a good healthy-cooking technique to pick up. Sure, you can stir fry in a regular frying pan or even in a pot, but a wok can turn any ho-hum weeknight dinnertime into a dramatic, choreographed stir-frying event.


The Wok
Ching uses a wok to make many of her recipes in Chinese Food Made Easy and there are two main types that she recommends: cast iron and carbon steel. Cast iron is most traditional for Chinese cooking, but it’s heavy. Carbon steel is more lightweight and easier to swirl. Ching uses a round-bottomed carbon steel pan in her show, with a wok stand to hold the wok steady over the burners, but you can also get flat-bottomed pans that sit flush on the burners. It’s best to avoid non-stick woks, since you cook at such a high heat, and also electric woks which won’t get hot enough for traditional stir-frying.

Stir-Fry Like a Pro
Prepare all ingredients in advance so they can quickly be added to the pan when ready. Cut all veggies into uniform sizes and add longer-cooking veggies to the wok first. Use oil with a high smoke point, like peanut oil or vegetable oil. Add food to the wok in this order: Aromatics (garlic, ginger, chiles, etc.) meat, then vegetables. Some recipes call for cooking the meat first and then setting it aside while you cook the veggies. As a last step, throw in a simple sauce made with a combination of Asian ingredients like soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil.

Start with a few easy recipes, and then let your imagination (and your refrigerator) be your guide. Once you get the techniques down and have a few simple sauces in mind, you’ll be cooking up stir-fry’s everyday with no recipes in sight.

See Ching’s cooking with a wok how-to and get her tips.

Recipes to Get You Started

Ching's Fragrant Pork

Ching's Fragrant Pork

Ching’s Fragrant Pork

Stir-Fried Vegetable Wraps

Stir-Fried Vegetable Wraps

Ching’s Stir-Fried Vegetable Wraps

Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein

Ching’s Chicken Chow Mein

Spicy Beef Stir-Fry

Spicy Beef Stir-Fry from Food Network Magazine


Spicy Beef Stir-Fry from Food Network Magazine

Shrimp Stir-Fry with Fried Egg and Flavored Vinegar

Roger Mooking's Shrimp Stir-Fry with Fried Egg and Flavored Vinegar

Roger Mooking’s Shrimp Stir-Fry with Fried Egg and Flavored Vinegar

Tags:

Comments (3715)

  1. chakra balancing massage posted 03/27/2013

    Title…

    [...]we like to honor many other world wide web web pages around the internet, even though they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Underneath are some webpages really worth checking out[...]…

  2. arduino uno-r3 posted 03/27/2013

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some pretty interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…

  3. free online dating sites posted 03/27/2013

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  4. 20 lb 42 x 150 paper posted 03/28/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  5. vintage engagement rings posted 03/28/2013

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool internet site that you just could possibly get pleasure from. Take a look should you want[...]…

  6. Domonic Mongello posted 03/28/2013

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are a lot of entirely not associated web sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]…

  7. pure coffee bean extract posted 03/28/2013

    Title…

    [...]one of our guests lately encouraged the following website[...]…

  8. web design posted 03/28/2013

    Looking around…

    While I was surfing yesterday I saw a excellent article about…

  9. Title…

    [...]although internet websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we feel they’re actually really worth a go via, so possess a look[...]…

  10. cool flowers posted 03/28/2013

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are few of the blogs we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  11. surprise birthday party ideas posted 03/29/2013

    Title…

    [...]always a huge fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but do not get quite a bit of link love from[...]…

  12. Kliknij tutaj posted 03/29/2013

    Looking around…

    While I was surfing yesterday I noticed a great article about…

  13. skin bleaching posted 03/29/2013

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other articles, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  14. sladdar posted 03/29/2013

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  15. Domonic Mongello posted 03/29/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  16. father's day gifts posted 03/29/2013

    Bored at work…

    I like to surf around the online world, regularly I will just go to Digg and follow thru…

  17. numbness in hands posted 03/30/2013

    Title…

    [...]The information talked about inside the article are a number of the ideal available [...]…

  18. compex posted 03/30/2013

    Title…

    [...]here are some links to web sites that we link to due to the fact we think they are worth visiting[...]…

  19. Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine several unrelated data, nevertheless seriously worth taking a look, whoa did one find out about Mid East has got much more problerms too [...]…

  20. Breast Actives posted 03/30/2013

    Title…

    [...]The facts mentioned in the article are a number of the most beneficial available [...]…

  21. HGH supplements posted 03/31/2013

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some very intriguing stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…

  22. Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

  23. Title…

    [...]The information and facts talked about in the post are some of the top offered [...]…

  24. Title…

    [...]we came across a cool internet site that you could appreciate. Take a look in case you want[...]…

  25. celebrity wig posted 04/01/2013

    Digg this…

    While checking out DIGG yesterday I found this…

  26. Superman Stamina posted 04/01/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  27. Title…

    [...]please visit the web pages we follow, like this one, because it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  28. erotica posted 04/01/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  29. top sail beach photographer posted 04/01/2013

    top sail beach photographer…

    [...]here are some hyperlinks to web pages that we link to because we assume they’re really worth visiting[...]…

  30. Title…

    [...]Here are some of the websites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  31. Pet Medications posted 04/01/2013

    Yahoo results…

    While searching google I found this article in the results and I didn’t think it fit…

  32. big cock posted 04/01/2013

    Digg this…

    While checking out DIGG yesterday I noticed this…

  33. The Absent Game…

    Involving me and my husband we have owned a lot more MP3 gamers over the years than I can count, which include Sansas, iRivers, iPods (basic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few ages I’ve settled down to one line of players….

  34. montville real estate posted 04/02/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  35. Miami General Contractor posted 04/02/2013

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  36. Short Sale VIP Fastrack posted 04/02/2013

    Tumblr article…

    I saw a writer writing about this on Tumblr and it linked to…

  37. Virility Ex posted 04/02/2013

    Title…

    [...]that will be the end of this article. Right here you will find some websites that we feel you’ll enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[...]…

  38. Wholesale Bridal Dresses posted 04/02/2013

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other websites, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  39. facebook poker chips for sale posted 04/02/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or visit the content material or internet sites we have linked to below the[...]…

  40. unemployment office in arizona posted 04/02/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  41. describes it posted 04/03/2013

    describes it…

    [...]just beneath, are various completely not connected web sites to ours, having said that, they may be surely worth going over[...]…

  42. twitter posted 04/03/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are some of the web-sites we suggest for our visitors[...]…

  43. hougang new launch posted 04/03/2013

    Dreary Day…

    It was a dreary day here today, so I just took to piddeling around on the internet and realized…

  44. index posted 04/03/2013

    index…

    [...]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but really don’t get a whole lot of link really like from[...]…

  45. Zapraszamy posted 04/03/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a fan of linking to quality articles that I like but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  46. kredit rumah kpr posted 04/03/2013

    Looking around…

    While I was browsing today I saw a excellent post concerning…

  47. hair extensions essex posted 04/03/2013

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  48. Title…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]…

  49. dell inspiron 1545 battery posted 04/04/2013

    Title…

    [...]below you’ll locate the link to some web pages that we feel you must visit[...]…

  50. people posted 04/04/2013

    Title…

    [...]below you’ll discover the link to some sites that we think you must visit[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c