Stir Fry Question Asked, Question Answered!!
I have been asked many times through the years how I know what combination of ingredients to put together for a great stir fry. I have a stir fry at least once a week, maybe more than once. It all depends on leftovers, pantry, fridge and freezer items hanging out. My answer is simple, I put together the things I like and forget the things I don't. There really are very few items that don't work together unless you are super fussy. I do try to have at least one pop of color in my stir fries, color means healthy and aren't we all trying to be.
Most of my stir fries start with partially or precooked ingredients for convenience. Some of us prefer crisp tender ingredients, some of us well cooked. You know your families and your preferences, so that is how you would go. I prefer not to start from raw items for convenience, and time. I can whip up a stir fry in a few minutes that way, and usually they are a last minute, quick meal idea.
Some people stay away from stir fries because they think it means lots and lots of ingredients and lots of work. Many think you need a wok or it is not a real stir fry. Here is my theory, one item can be stirred and fried, so can many. That one item or many can be fried and stirred in any pan with the same results. No wok needed.....
Today I stirred and fried some of my favorite items. It was simple, used up basic leftover partially cooked items, and was delicious and healthy. Win, win!!
Here is what I did:
Heated a little coconut oil in my pan
Added my cauliflower, cherry tomato halves, carrots and fav spices for 3-4 minutes, stirring a few times
Added my Jumbo shrimp for another 2-3 minutes until heated through
Sometimes I serve over rice or pasta, sometimes not
Today I ate as is with my slices of avocado
Simple, tasty, healthy, pretty as a picture.
Stay safe, Happy cooking!!