Tuesday, September 18, 2007

ARE YOU READY TO . . .

. . . STIR-FRY?!?!?
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(I am, can't you tell? I think the frilly apron and military-style baseball hat make a lovely cooking ensemble, don't you? I don't usually cook in a baseball hat, except when I'm stir-frying . . . keeps all that floating grease off my glasses, ya know.)

I forgot to take a picture of my "mise en place," which I don't usually do, except when stir-frying, again. Why? Because stir-frys happen so fast, you just have to be ready. :) I don't tend to use an individual bowl for each ingredient, however -- I just mound everything that goes in at the same time in bowls. (Sort of, "step 1," "step 2," etc. bowls.) Anyhow, finished product:
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Again, from Madhur Jaffrey's "World Vegetarian." This one's called "Bean Curd with Tomatoes and Cilantro." Very good -- salty, slightly sweet, slightly spicy . . . yum. Technically hailing from China, this is not what I'd typically associate with Chinese food -- not really a stir-fry at all. A little closer to a very thick stew, with all the liquid from the spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Just goes to show what I know about Chinese food, eh?

It appears as though Oliver is completely disinterested in all the stir-frying action.
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Coming up this weekend . . . visits to TWO local vegetarian restaurants! (Let's hope I remember the camera!)

2 comments:

Judy said...

What a great pre-stir fry pic - you should make that your profile pic too!

Courtney said...

Mmmmm...that "stir fry" looks great! I am loving Madhur Jaffrey's "World of the East Vegetarian Cooking"--we should exchange some Jaffrey recipes!

Courtney