Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stir Fry On-The-Fly

Our 14 year old granddaughter, Madison, is once again living with us and her food likes are very different than ours, but we all enjoy stir fry.  So Bev got everything ready and we just winged it or wang it – you get the idea.

Bev used Chinese Five Spice and Emeril’s Essence on the chicken and shrimp (Chinese Cajun I suppose).  First, I cooked the chicken in a mix of canola and sesame oils until lightly browned and removed to a foil covered plate.  Next came the veggies with the broccoli and peppers first, then the onions, and finally the zukes, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots – adding S&P each time.

Finally came minced garlic, shrimp, and the chicken back in along with some sauces – Bev just shook in some oyster and soy sauces until it tasted right and a final S&P adjustment was made.

We served it over rice and it was very good.  I’m sure if we’d followed a recipe or actually knew what we were doing, it could have been better, but it was pretty darned good.  I like that stir fry is receptive to the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants cooking method.

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28 comments:

  1. We love to stir-fry. I do the prep and Meakin does the stirring & frying. Not sure if he doesn't get the better end of the deal.

    I would have no idea what teen girls like to eat. Meakin's brother came to visit us when we were first married and he was 17. I never did fill him up.
    Sam

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    1. I'm convinced he gets the better end and why I always offer to cook if Bev will prep.

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  2. I made a chicken stir fry last week with soy and oyster sauce and it tasted sooooooo good. Mostly because we haven't had stir fry in quite some time. The Chinese Five and Emerils sounds like a killer combination for seasoning. With Bev, you don't need no stinkin recipes. :)

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    1. You know I agree with you about Bev and only wish I was better at it, but hey I have her.

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  3. I love stir fry's, as you know, and in my eyes, you really can't go wrong. They just need to be simple and use good ingredients... which you obviously did. Love the Chinese-Cajun combo on the meat.. must try that!

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    1. The Chinese Cajun would never have crossed my mind but Bev is fearless.

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  4. The color is amazing in this dish. The shrimp have given me a serious craving!

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    1. Thanks Tricia - they were right tasty

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  5. Larry, Cooking for 3 again! Big change after the road trip. Madison has to be happy to be back with you guys... Take Care, Dave and Laurie

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    1. I believe she's happier and hope that happy will come along.

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  6. I don't know why I don't think of stir fry...I could use up a whole lot of veggies that way!

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    1. Like soup Kathy, it can use up lots of stuff.

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  7. I did a lot of stir-fry-by-the-seat-of-my-pants when I was in China. There are very few things better.

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    1. George - I'd say with that kind of background, you are an ole pro at it.

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  8. I am sure that your granddaughter was happy with this stir fry. It sounds delish. Blessings, Catherine

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    1. Thanks Catherine, I think she ate a really big helping.

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  9. You sir know how to throw together a good looking meal!

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    1. Thanks Angela but it's really you Bev know how to allow your husband to do the stir frying for you.

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  10. You are wonderful grandparents! I can see how this dish would appeal to a teenager. It looks great!

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    1. Thanks Susan - I hope we have the stamina

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  11. Hi There, We have a VERY busy weekend since my son is getting married..... Should be TERRIFIC.

    Looks delicious....YUM!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. The colors in your stir-fry are incredible. I'm ashamed to admit how much stir-fry we eat. I've never met one I don't love.I hope you and Bev have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary - We don't eat it often but always enjoy it when we do.

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  14. Thanks for all your support and well wishes! Its been so crazy around here! Hope your having a delicious evening as this entree is making my mouth water look at those shrimps wow!

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    1. I'm pleased when I can make a great cook's mouth water.

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  15. Ha ha, "wanged it" I love it. Sometimes the best dishes come from that process, don't they?

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