Stir-Fry Basics

Stir-frying is a simple way to cook a nutritious meal in a short amount of time. The beauty of a stir-fry is that you can grab whatever you have on hand or make use of fresh, seasonal ingredients.

 

Here are a 5 basic steps to creating your perfect stir-fry:

 

1. Get your skillet or wok ready over medium heat

 

2. Choose your oil:

  • Select a Medium to Robust Intensity EVOO

                            or

  • Select one of our flavor infused or fused oils for an added punch (Heat seekers will love the Red Cayenne)

 

3. Choose your protein (optional):

  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Beef
  • Salmon
  • Tofu

Cut your protein into thin strips so that it will cook quickly.

 

4. Choose your vegetables:

 

  • Kale
  • Bok Choy
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli

Cook until tender but still crisp.

 

5.  Add your seasoning

I recommend staying away from ready to use sauces which are extremely high in sodium and sugar. Here are some healthier alternatives:

 

  • Garlic (and lots of it if you're obsessed like I am)
  • Fresh Herbs: Basil, Oregano, Dill
  • Spices: Cayenne, Cumin, Paprika
  • Fresh Ginger, Lemongrass, Lime
  • Lemon Juice
  • Red Wine (a must in most of my dishes) ;)
  • Balsamic Vinegar (try the Honey Ginger or Oregano Balsamic)

 

 

6.  Finish by serving over top of wild rice, quinoa or whole grain noodles.

     Bon Appetit :)