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Choose Your Own Wok Adventure!

October is a long month, which means THREE Wok Wednesdays. I don’t want to overload us with recipes, so I’ve decided that next Wednesday will be a freebie! You can choose your own wok adventure, so to say; revisit an old recipe, skip ahead and try something we haven’t gotten to yet, or be super creative and come up with your own recipe! I’m not-so-secretly hoping most of you will choose the last option because I’d love to see what everyone comes up with.

This post will be both the Q&C and LYL for our freebie Wednesday. Leave a comment below with any questions you might have about a recipe or technique you want to try, or want to re-try, and come back and tell us how it went! Grace and I will keep an eye on the comments and try to answer any questions ASAP, and I know Grace would LOVE to hear about any original stir-fry recipes you come up with.

Happy Halloween, and Happy Wokking!

– Matt

LYL – Spicy Orange Chicken

I for one loved this recipe! I was able to snag some of the last heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market for this dish. What did you think? Leave your thoughts, or a link to your blog post, below.
– Matt


Q&C – Spicy Orange Chicken

(Thanks to Judy White for the nomination!)

Our next Wok Wednesday recipe will be Spicy Orange Chicken (p. 119). This should be a fun chance for us to try our hand at a Chinese take-away standard! I myself am partial to sesame chicken, but orange chicken is always my back-up.

For those of you in warmer climes this will be a chance to take advantage of the last of the season’s tomatoes. This recipe also some non-traditional ingredients like white pepper and chili bean sauce, both of which will show up in future recipes; take the opportunity to stock up now! Lastly, I’d recommend purchasing a scallion shredder to help slice the scallions – they are incredibly inexpensive, easy to find online or at most kitchen supply stores, and will make quick work of those scallions.

Any questions or comments before you start? Are you an orange chicken fan?

LYL – Stir-Fried Eggs with Tomatoes

This was definitely a different stir-fry! I hope everyone was able to find some delicious heirloom tomatoes. What did you think of the recipe? Leave your thoughts and/or a link to your blog post below.

– Matt

October Recipe Nomination

Its time to nominate a recipe for our second Wok Wednesday of the month, October 17th. This time I’m doing things a little differently. Instead of leaving your suggestion here on this post, I want to encourage people to head over to our Facebook group and leave your nomination as a comment on the Recipe Nomination post I started. I will take suggestions until October 7th and then pick one recipe at random.

Wok Wednesdays Facebook Group

October Giveaway

It’s time for another giveaway, and its a repeat! The great folks at Bambu have been generous enough to donate another fantastic cork cutting board for you to win. This cork cutting board is lightweight, durable, and incredibly gentle on your knives. All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm on October 31st (Halloween!) answering the following question:

Since everyone has been stir-frying for a few months now do you feel comfortable improvising a stir-fry and not following a recipe? If so, can you tell us about one of your recipes?

Good luck!

Q&C – Stir-Fried Eggs with Tomatoes

Tomato season is almost done, and we chose this recipe to take advantage of the last of the season’s beautiful heirloom tomatoes. This dish works best with fresh eggs and vine-ripened tomatoes from your local farmers’ market, but store bought will suffice if that is all you can get your hands on.

Questions? Comments? I’m thinking of actually cooking this for breakfast instead of my usual Wok Wednesdays dinner!

– Matt