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Shrimp Stir Fry

About Stir Frying

Stir frying is a common Chinese cooking technique used because of its fast cooking speed. Cantonese restaurant patrons judge the chefs by their "wok hei" (their ability to bring out the qi of the wok, which shows in the food as the look, smell, and taste).

A traditionally round-bottom iron pan called a wok is heated to a very high temperature. A small amount of cooking oil is then poured down the side of the wok (a traditional expression in China regarding this is "hot wok, cold oil"), followed by dry seasonings (including ginger and garlic), then at the first moment the seasonings can be smelled, meats are added and tossed, then once the meat is seared, vegetables, rice and/or noodles, along with liquid ingredients (for example often including premixed combinations of some of soy, vinegar, wine, salt, sugar, and cornstarch) are added and the wok may be covered for a moment so the water in the liquid ingredients can warm up the latest additions as it steams off. In some dishes, or if the cooking conditions are inadequate, different components may be stir fried separately before being combined in the final dish (if, for example, the chef desires the taste of the stir fried vegetables and meats to remain distinct).

Authentic Stir-Frying Dishes

Ants Climbing a Tree
Asparagus Chicken Stir-fry
Bean Curd with Chinese Broccoli Stir-fry
Bok Choy Chicken Stir-fry in Garlic Sauce
Beef Chow Fun - Quick and Easy
Beef with Broccoli and Vegetables
Beef Lo Mein
Beef with Mango
Beef with Red Onions
Beef with Spicy Black Bean Sauce
Beef with String Beans
Beef with Three Vegetables
Beef with Tomatoes and Mung Bean Sprouts
Beef with Tomatoes (Quick and Easy)
Bitter Melon Stir-fry
Braised Assorted Fungus
Cabbage with Chinese Sausage
Cantonese Lobster (deep-frying and stir-frying)
Cantonese Roast Duck
Cashew Chicken
Char Kway Teow
Chengdu Chicken
Chicken with Almonds
Chicken in Oyster Sauce
Chinese Steak With Peppers
Chop Suey - Pork
Clam Sycee
Chow Mein - Chicken
Chow Mein - Tofu and Cashew
Chow Mein - Vegetable
Flowering Chives Stir-fry
Fried Rice with Canned Tuna (Taiwanese)
Fried Rice With Chicken and Prawns (Southeast Asian)
Fried Rice with Shrimp and Ham
Fried Pork with Spring Onions
Garlic Chicken
Garlic Scallops
Honey Beef Stir-fry
Honey Beef With Sesame Seeds
Hunan Lamb
King Bao Gi Ding Princess Chicken (with cashews)
Kung Pao Chicken (stir-fried)
Kung Pao Shrimp
Lemon Chicken
Mapo Dofu
Moo Goo Gai Pan
Mah Gu Gai Pin (another Moo Goo Gai Pan recipe)
Mongolian Lamb with Scallions
Mu Shu Pork
Noodles with Meat Sauce
Orange Chicken (Quick and Easy)
Orange Pork Chop Stir-fry
Pork Chops with Sweet Red Bean Paste
Pork With Peking Sauce
Princess Chicken
Quick and Easy Turkey Stir-fry
Shanghai Pan-fried Noodles With Pork
Shanghai Stir-fried Noodles
Shredded Pork with Peking Sauce or Hot Bean Paste
Shrimp with Chili Sauce
Shrimp with Lobster Sauce - white sauce
Shrimp with Lobster Sauce - Cantonese
Singapore Noodles With Barbecued Pork
Singapore Noodles With Shrimp
Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce
Spicy Szechuan Eggplant
Stir fried Baby Bok Choy
Stir-fried Beef with Oyster Sauce
Stir-fried Broccoli, Hong Kong Style
Stir-fried Clams in Black Bean Sauce
Stir-fried Fish Fillets
Stir-fried Mung Bean Sprouts
Stir-fried Pork in Hoisin Sauce
Stir-fried Pork String with Hot Bean Paste
Stir-fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Stir-fried Spinach with Ginger and Almonds in Miso Dressing
Sun Ya Fried Rice
Sweet and Sour Pork, Cantonese Style
Sweet and Sour Vegetables
Szechuan Chicken
Szechuan Chile Sauce
Szechuan Noodles
Szechuan Prawns with Tomato Sauce
Thai Creamed Corn With Fresh Basil Leaves
Thai Chicken in Green Curry - (Gaeng Kiew Wahn Gai)
Twice Cooked Pork with chili paste
Ultimate Chicken Stir-fry (Reader Favorite)
Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls
Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Spareribs
Walnut Chicken Breasts
Yangchow Fried Rice

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