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June 2018 Recipe Schedule

Can you believe we’re halfway through the year! Summer is a great time for stir-fries with all the fresh produce showing up at stores and farmers’ markets around the country. This month we have two great recipes that take advantage of great summer veggies.

  • Chicken with Garlic and Sugar Snaps, p. 75
  • Susan Lin’s Summer Long Beans and Eggs, p. 140

A note on long beans – you can find them in almost any Asian grocery store and even some larger specialty or organic groceries stores. Check your local farmers’ market too, many farms are now growing this Asian speciality (you may see them listed as yard beans or yard-long beans). Long beans can be either dark green or light green, but look for ones that are vibrant and don’t have any aging spots on them.

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May 2018 Recipes

It’s May and we’ve got two great recipes for you to try.

  • Chinese Barbecued Pork, p. 173
  • Auntie Betty’s Cellophane Noodles, Mushrooms, & Barbecued Pork, p. 172

You’ll want to start off making the barbecued pork, since it’s an integral ingredient in the other recipe. When we made barbecued pork as part of the first go-round of Wok Wednesdays, cooking our way through Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge, the response was incredible. People LOVED it, and many WW members said it went on to become part of their regular meal rotation. The recipe makes more than you need for Auntie Betty’s Cellophane Noodles, but I’m guessing your extras aren’t going to last very long.

Show us your barbecued pork! Post a photo on our Facebook group!

Keep on wokkin’!

April 2018 Recipes

No fooling, our April recipes are here! We’ve got a quick and easy stir-fry that takes advantage of great spring produce, and a delicious homey stir-fry that will warm you up on those last few chilly spring days. This month we’re making:

  • Martin Yan’s Mandarin Five-Flavored Boneless Pork Chops, p. 188
  • Auntie Yi’s Stir-Fried Garlic Spinach, p. 138

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group for all the great photos, discussion, and of course the giveaways.

 

March Recipes

March has certainly come in like a lion for most of the East Coast of the US! Hopefully firing up your woks will keep you warm! Here are our recipes this month:

  • Scallion and Ginger Lo Mein, page 124
  • Bernadette Chan’s Stir-Fried Beef and Tofu, page 94

As always, head on over to the Facebook Group to participate in the discussion, share your photos, and enter our monthly giveaways.

 

January 2018 Recipe Schedule

Happy New Year fellow wok warriors! It always amazes me when another year passes and Wok Wednesdays continues to grow. I’m excited to stir-fry my way through 2018 and I hope you are too.

Here are our recipes for January:

  • Amy Tan’s Family’s Jiao-zi, p. 194
  • Jin Do’s Tangy Ginger Sauce, p. 195

As always, join in the fun on our Facebook group (and check out our great giveaways).

Best,

Matt

December 2017 Recipe

Whew, the year is almost over! Hard to believe it, but 2017 has passed by almost as quickly as a good stir-fry!

This month we’re only making one recipe since the holidays can be a bit of a hectic time for folks. However, since we’re only doing one, we might as well make it a bit special, no? December’s recipe is:

  • Ken Hom’s Stir-Fried Peppers with Scallops, page 105

This is a great recipe to break out for guests, and scallops are usually in season around this time of year.

For a bit more on scallops, and a great source for getting them mailed to you if you can’t find them locally, check out this blog post that Grace wrote, “The Best Scallops: Downeast Dayboat”.

By the way, if you join our Facebook group you can enter this month’s giveaway – a Kitchen God courtesy of Wok Wednesdays superstar member Jennifer Thomas. The winner will receive his/her Kitchen God in time for Chinese New Year and the advent of the Year of the Dog!

 

Happy Holiday Stir-Frying!

Matt

November Recipe Schedule

This month we’ll be using some of that delicious XO sauce we made during October (if you haven’t used it all up already). If you’re not a tofu fan I encourage you to try the first recipe anyways, it is truly delicious. November’s recipes are:

  • Winnie Hon’s Silken Tofu with XO Sauce, p. 201
  • Uncle Lang’s Pan Fried Sea Bass, p. 162

As we enter the holiday season I also want you to think about how you can incorporate your stir-frying into your celebrations. Stir-fried greens make a great side dish, and how about leftover turkey fried rice for Black Friday?

Make sure to post your photos on our Facebook page and let us know what you made!