Sunday, April 17, 2011

Scrumptious Stir Fry

Good evening! Welcome, welcome, welcome to another wonderful edition of Everyday Meals. I am delighted to have you in the kitchen with me again. Well, to start things off on a good note, I love stir fry. It's so easy to make and the possibilities are endless. I enjoy a tasty stir fry with broccoli and green beans. I also like to soak it in Soy Sauce, but that is just a personal preference. Every one varies and that brings us to another topic: a lack of stir fry in our culture. Many people have not been introduced to a proper stir fry. I encourage you all to go google stir fry. Find it on wikipedia and take in the differences in how stir fry is made. We just so happen to be using the Chao technique. Once again, google it if you have no idea what I'm talking about. With that, let's go shopping and we will meet in the kitchen again. Break!

Salmon Stir Fry
You will need:

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pound salmon filets, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

Great, now that we have everything, we can begin!
  1. Cook rice in water as directed on package to make 4 cups cooked rice.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger to the skillet and heat, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  4. Add the salmon chunks and cook, stirring once for 2 to 3 minutes or until partially opaque.
  5. Cover the skillet and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until the salmon is opaque and flakes easy with fork.
  6. Remove cover from skillet; stir in the frozen vegetables.
  7. Add the vinegar and soy sauce; stir well.
  8. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer or until sauce is slightly reduced.
  9. Serve immediately over cooked rice with a little drizzle of soy sauce.

Stir fries are an excellent meal for a hungry family. If you have children who are a bit finicky, pick out the vegetables and feed them just the salmon and the rice. It's secretly healthy (the salmon) and the rice will fill them up fast. Enjoy this meal and I will see you all tomorrow! Good night!