Mix and Match Stir Fry

"Basic Chinese stir-fry recipe lets you choose the ingredients."
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  • Choose one item from meat/fish ingredients, one vegetable from first vegetable list, one vegetable from second vegetable list, and one crunchy ingredient.
  • Prepare your choice of ingredients and set aside. Shrimp should be peeled and deveined. Slice the partially frozen meats into thin, bite-size pieces.
  • Stir water into cornstarch; stir in soy sauce and sherry. Set aside.
  • Cook first vegetable in boiling salted water for 3 minutes in covered pan. Drain well and set aside.
  • Heat oil in wok or large skillet over high heat. Stir-fry garlic and green onions for about 1 minute.
  • Add crunchy ingredient and bamboo shoots. Stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from wok. Add first and second vegetables. Stir-fry 1 minute. Remove from wok.
  • May need to add more oil. Stir-fry half of the meat/fish ingredient 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Remove meat/fish. Stir-fry remaining meat/fish 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Return all meat/fish to wok. Add crunchy ingredient and bamboo shoots.
  • Stir soy sauce mixture, then stir into wok. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly.
  • Return vegetables to wok; cover and cook 1 minute more.
  • Serve over rice.

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  1. This is a great recipe. I've been making it for around 25 years. It's from a Better Homes and Gardens "Cooking Chinese" cookbook from 1983. I double the ingredients and quadruple the sauce. Today I made it with chicken, bok choy, carrots, snow peas, baby corn, yellow and orange peppers, scallions (see picture). I served it with 2 cups (dry) of brown rice. Some of my other favorite ingredients are tofu and mushrooms. It's a big hit with the family. It's very good as leftovers.
  2. I have to give it 5 stars for all the raving that went on by my husband and a friend of ours! Absolutely delicious! I know I used the shrimp, but can't remember what else at this moment.



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