Wok Cooking with My Son

Wok Cooking - Beef Stir-fry

Wok cooking has been on my “in the Kitchen Bucket List” for some time.  Without that knowledge beforehand, a friend gave me a Wok, a simple starter wok from Bed, Bath and Beyond,  for Christmas this year.  After some phone calls and google searches on how do you season a new wok, what type of oil do you cook in a wok with, and what ingredients do you even actually cook in a wok, I finally got a chance to try it!  I just love trying new things and I am now a huge fan of Wok cooking!  As a mom of four, the question of what’s for dinner, seems to pop into my mind about 45 minutes before the kids get out of school everyday.  Now I have another “go-to” meal option that is quick and healthy, and never has to be the same as before.  I ended up loving wok cooking even more since my 13 year old son, Nicholas, took over and made the entire meal.  The Beef Stir-Fry was such a success that Nicholas cooked a Chicken Stir-Fry the next night!

Wok Cooking – Season the Wok

It turns out seasoning a wok is just like seasoning any other new pan, vegetable oil of choice rubbed in the cooking surface.  The more important key to proper wok care is hand washing and drying the wok.  No machines, no letting remnants stay in the pan over night, and no air drying.

Wok Cooking - Beef Stir-fry

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound pre-sliced flank steak
  • 8-12 green onions (white and light green)
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 4 cups of baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a mason jar and shake to mix.
  2. Heat wok up to a medium high heat and add the sesame oil.
  3. Cook the flank steak for 3 minutes or until cooked through, then place meat in a side bowl.
  4. Cook onions and red peppers for 2 minutes.
  5. Place meat back in pan with onions and peppers.
  6. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
  7. Serve over rice.
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