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July 2020 Recipe

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the year, and what a year it has been! First off – Grace and I both send best wishes and lots of love to our Wok Wednesdays family during these difficult times. Things might be hard, but hopefully a simple, delicious stir-fry can bring a bit of joy to you and your family.

This month we’re making Danny Chan’s Steamed Salmon with Lemon from page 202 of “Breath of a Wok”. Originally scheduled for April, we delayed this recipe as we weren’t sure of what would be available in supermarkets during the pandemic.

If you’re unable to find salmon you could also use sea bass, striped bass, or cod. It’s a nice quick meal for the summer heat and would go well with some rice and a stir-fried vegetable.

As always you can join in the conversation, enter our giveaways, ask questions, and share photos of your stir-fries on our Facebook page.

Happy wokking, and wear a mask!

Happy New Year!

Another year has come and gone and we are plugging our way through “The Breath of a Wok”! We’ve got a bunch of fun recipes coming up, and we actually went ahead and scheduled recipes through June. If you’re the kind of person who likes to work ahead, then check out the recipe schedule.

January brings the Chinese New Year on January 25th and this year is the Year of the Rat. To celebrate we’ll be cooking Virginia Yee’s Moo Shoo Pork with Mandarin Pancakes (page 84).

Don’t forget to join in all the fun on our Facebook page – that’s where you can share your photos, ask questions, and get tips.

Cheers to another year of stir-fry fun!

Recipes for the rest of 2019

Can you believe it, Grace and I are ahead of the ball! (Well, sort of, since I’m posting this on October 2nd)

We’ve got recipes scheduled through the end of year, so you can look ahead (and work ahead if that’s your style) to see what we’ll be up to for the next few months. As has been custom, we’re only doing one recipe a piece for November and December. We know the holidays get busy, so we always like the lighten the load. Bonus – November’s recipe makes for a great holiday gift!

So without further ado, check out our schedule for the rest of 2019:


  • Auntie Bertha’s Ginger Drumettes with Oyster Sauce, p. 162
  • Chau Chow-Style Pork Spring Moon, p. 81


  • Candied Walnuts, p. 215


  • Stir-Fried Shrimp with Garlic Sauce, p. 106

And as always, mosey on over to our Facebook page – that’s where the giveaways, discussion, and real magic happens.

August 2019 Recipes

Another month, another pair of delicious recipes! We’ve got one thats a bit more challenging and one that is always a crowd pleaser!

  • Danny Chan’s Ginger and Scallion Crabs, p. 184
  • Kung Pao Chicken, p. 74

The key to the Ginger and Scallion Crabs are fresh blue crabs, which can be difficult to find if you don’t live near a coastal area. Feel free to substitute other fresh crab as you can find it (eg. Dungeness), but we definitely recommend staying away from previously-frozen crab.

As always, join in the conversation, post your photos, and enter the monthly giveaway on our Facebook page.

July 2019 Recipes

Holy moly its already July! Hope you’re beating the heat and not melting like those of us living in the Southern US, but either way summer is one of the best times to fire up your wok.

This month we’re making:

  • Shrimp and Pine Nuts Shang Palace, p. 114
  • Mama’s Noodles with Mushrooms and Ham, p. 123

We’ve also got a great giveaway donated by one of our very own Wok Wednesdays members Jason Wong, owner of HCS Food Co. He’s donated TWO jars of delicious Chili Oil Sauce that will go to two lucky WW members at the end of the month.

Make sure to join the Facebook group to enter the contest, join in the discussion, and share your photos!

June 2019 Recipes & Giveaway

Can you believe we’re almost halfway through the year already! Time flies faster than a stir-fry these days.

This month we’re making:

  • Walter Kei’s Roasted Sesame Spinach, p. 196
  • Sweet & Sour Chicken, p. 76

Additionally this month we have two fantastic giveaways thanks to the folks at Melissa’s Produce – one pound of fresh lychees for one winner and one pound of fresh rambutan for another winner! Think of the possibilities with all that exotic fruit!

To enter the giveaways and join in on all the fun conversation make sure to join our Facebook page.

May 2019 Recipe Schedule

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May is here, but we’re still going to bask in some springtime glory before we commit to summer. Accordingly, we’ve got another asparagus recipe this month, because when fresh asparagus shows up in the spring you’ve got to take advantage of it! This month’s recipes are:

  • Che Chung Ng’s Scallops with Asparagus, p. 115
  • Ming Tsai’s Mandarin Fried Rice, p. 121

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group – that’s where all the fun stuff happens!

April 2019 Recipe Schedule

Spring has sprung, and we’re celebrating with a pair of recipes that take advantage of delicious spring produce!

  • Tina Lao Yu’s Chicken with Spinach, p. 74
  • Cecilia Chang’s Asparagus with Gingko Nuts & Wolfberries, p. 146

Make sure to check out our Facebook group for lots of great discussion and some tips from Grace on how to find Gingko Nuts and Wolfberries for the Cecelia Chang recipe.

March 2019 Recipes

Another month gone, which means another two recipes for us to try out! We’re sticking with a “rib” theme again in March, because who doesn’t love ribs!?

  • Walter Kei’s Sweet and Sour Spareribs, p. 188
  • Stir-Fried Bok Choy, p. 138

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group, 3000+ members and growing!

February 2019 Recipe Schedule

Happy Lunar New Year! It’s time to usher in the Year of the Pig with two delicious new recipes. This month we’re cooking:

  • Virginia Yee’s Beef Short Ribs with Scallions, p. 187
  • Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts and Scallions, p. 146

As always you can join in the fun, the discussions, and the giveaways in our Facebook group!