Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Recipe For Stir Fry Sauce On Tempeh

Recipes For Stir Fry Sauce
Recipes For Stir Fry Sauce
Every one believes that in every stir fry dish the secret to its flavor is the recipe for the stir fry sauce.  It is really the sauce that blends added flavor to the dish and in some ways relate to some Asian type of cooking.   Therefore, in this article we will share a timeless recipe for a sauce that is great with tofu.  In fact, we will be using a special type of tofu in this recipe and may you have all the ingredients on hand. 

STIR FRIED TEMPEH AND GREEN BEAN IN PEANUT SAUCE: Tempeh is a high protein soy product that originally comes from Indonesia.  If you don’t have this on hand, substitute it with extra firm tofu.  The recipe can make four servings.  This can be prepared in a total of thirty minutes. 


For the special Peanut sauce:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons natural-style, chunky peanut butter (such as Smucker's brand)
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong), comes from Thailand
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce, please choose the low sodium type
For the stir fry recipe:
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 5 teaspoons soy sauce, again the low sodium please
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, hot chili sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Two teaspoons plus one tablespoon of sesame oil, please divide them
  • 1 package of eight ounces Tempeh, (organic) please cut them into one third inch strips
  • 2 cups thinly sliced carrot
  • 1 cup (2-inch) strips red bell pepper
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced and divided
  • 6 ounces Mung bean sprouts

  • To prepare your special peanut sauce, please combine 1/4 cup water, three tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon Sriracha and 1 teaspoon soy sauce in a medium size mixing bowl and stir well with a whisk till totally mixed and smooth. This is your sauce and reserve for frying.
  • To prepare your tempeh soy sauté, please combine two teaspoons sugar, one teaspoon Sriracha, five teaspoons soy sauce, and garlic in a small mixing bowl and stir with a whisk till smooth.  Reserve for frying.
  • Begin frying by heating a large heavy skillet over medium-high flame on your American stove.  Then add one tablespoon sesame oil to pan and swirl to coat.
  • Then add the tempeh and half of the soy sauté mixture.  Stir fry for five minutes until the tempeh is golden brown.
  • Remove the tempeh mixture from the pan and keep warm.
  • Then add the remaining two teaspoons of oil to pan and swirl again to coat.
  • Then add the carrots, bell peppers and green beans to the pan and stir fry for three minutes.
  • Then add one half cup of water and reduce the heat to medium. 
  • Cover the pan and let it simmer for five minutes until the beans are tender but still crisp.
  • Then stir in the remaining half of the tempeh soy sauté, half of onions, and bean sprouts and cook for two minutes until the sprouts are tender.
  • Serve with peanut sauce and remaining half of onions.  This is great if paired with hot steaming rice.
  • This dish has a tangy taste that blends well with the rich flavors of peanut butter and the sesame oil.
  • Enjoy this simple yet delectable stir fry recipe with its special recipe for stir fry sauce.  You can also substitute the tofu with other types of meat such as pork and beef.  
You can also visit here to learn on how to cook  Recipe For Stir Fry Sauce.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Great Beef Stir Fry for the Family

Here is a special beef stir fry recipe that is great for holiday season and is pocket friendly too.  Of so many recipes in the internet this particular recipe has gone viral due to public demand. This was popularized in the internet by some celebrities before and has been the subject of talks inside homes.  Try them and be one of the guys who talks about it.

BEEF STIR FRY WITH BROCCOLINI:  The original recipe here can yield six servings. Preparation and cooking time is from 30 to 60 minutes.

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds flank steak, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce—low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • For the broccolini:
  • 2 cups chopped broccolini (1 bunch)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 2 Anaheim chilies, chopped with seeds and ribs removed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

  • Begin by preparing all the ingredients according to the instructions above.
  • Then prepare your marinade.  Mix together the orange juice, sesame oil, garlic in a medium size mixing bowl.  Then toss in the sliced steak and turn to make sure they coat well. Marinade in your refrigerate for twenty minutes or up to 2 hours if you have the time.
  • Then drain the marinade from the steak, but reserve two tablespoons of it before discarding the rest.  Add one teaspoon of cornstarch to the marinade and reserve. 
  • Begin frying by heating three tablespoons of olive oil in a wok or a large skillet over high heat on your American stove.  Then add the onion and curry powder and sauté until onions are translucent for about three minutes. 
  • Then add the flank steak and sauté them until browned for about five minutes.  Continue to add the marinade mixture with the tomatoes and soy sauce and bring it to a boil then simmer until the sauce thickens for about a minute. 
  • Remove from heat then add the parsley and cilantro.  You can add salt and pepper for seasoning.
  • For the broccolini:  Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling point. Then add the broccolini and simmer for a minute and drain the water and rinse it with cold water.
  • Then heat a large pan over medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Cook the onions and sauté until translucent for about three minutes.
  • Then add the ginger, the garlic, the sesame seeds, curry powder and tomato paste and sauté for another two minutes. 
  • Then add the broccolini, chilies, soy sauce, the lime juice, sesame oil, the vinegar and scallions and continue to stir until the broccolini is heated through for two minutes.  Add salt and pepper for seasoning.
  • Serve the beef stir fry side by side with the broccolini while hot.  Great if paired with hot steaming rice. This beef stir fry will surely surprise your family and really taste good. Enjoy and happy holidays.
You can also visit here to learn on how to cook Beef Stir Fry.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Recipes For Stir Fry Are Great If They Are Sauted With A Very Good Sauce

Recipes for stir fry are great if they are sautéed with a very good sauce.  For starters, here is sauce that we have crafted in our kitchen that makes any stir fry recipe a surprisingly delectable dish.  We have used chilli sauce to heat this sauté and sesame oil to give it the Asian touch.  Sesame oil plays an important role in stir fries if you want to get the Asian taste you expected.  Once you learn this, you will never cook stir fries without the sesame oil in your hand.  Try this stir fry sauce at home and enjoy a wonderful stir fry with it.  Below the sauce recipe is a stir fry recipe that you can try at home, a season’s treat for the family. 


  • 1/2 cold cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, you can have a thinner sauce by reducing the cornstarch slightly
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar, you can add more or reduce the amount  according to taste
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, please use the less sodium type
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, add more if desired
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil, you can use more
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar, it is your option to use more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili sauce, optional or adjust to heat level
  • Whisk the water with cornstarch in a small mixing bowl until smooth leaving no slumps.
  • Add in all remaining ingredients and whisk until blended.  If you are preparing this for storage purposes, whisk again before using as the cornstarch usually settles in the bottom of the container.
  • After mixing, sample the sauce and adjust/increase the brown sugar, ginger and garlic according to your taste. NOTE:  Please remember this sauce will taste sweeter when cooked, so don’t use too much brown sugar.
  • You can use this sauce to cooked stir fried beef, chicken or cubes but cook and stir it till bubbly and thick.
CHICKEN ON BOURBON STIR FRY: A season’s treat for the family.
Cook Time: 35 minutes total, 15 minutes preparation and 20 minutes actual cooking, makes four servings.


  • Two pounds of chicken breasts, please debone and cut them into bite-size pieces
  • 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, please crush them
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • Prepare all ingredients according to instructions in the ingredients’ list.
  • Start frying by heating oil in a large skillet or wok on your American stove. 
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.   Remove chicken and reserve.
  • Cook the remaining ingredients over medium heat until well mixed and dissolved.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and bring to a hard boil.
  • Then reduce the heat and let it simmer for twenty minutes.
  • Serve this recipe for stir fry at home over hot rice.  This is a non-veggie stir fry but a deliciously special treat for the entire family this season.  Please continue stir frying and happy holidays.
 You can also visit here to learn on how to cook Recipe For Stir Fry.

Monday, December 9, 2013


This vegetable stir fry recipe yields so much flavor, you can even forget its health benefits. They keys to its perfection is all on the stir fry sauce and knowing exactly when to add what to the pan.  This recipe is also versatile that you can add your own choice of vegetables practically dependent on what you have on hand.  The tofu topping here is also delicious but really optional.  If you want an all vegetable stir fry, still this recipe can match great with others. Enjoy this recipe as much as my family and friends does.  This can be prepared in sixteen minutes and cooked in eighteen minutes.   The recipe can serve three to four persons.

  • 12-oz/350g. tofu medium firmness (about 2.5 cups cubed)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped purple OR white onion
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced thickly
  • 1.5 to 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 6-7 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1.5 to 2 cups baby bok choy OR regular chopped green cabbage
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 6 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 4 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp. rice vinegar or regular white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sherry or cooking sherry
  • 3 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together the tofu marinade until sugar dissolves. Cut the tofu into one and a half inch cubes and add to the sauce, gently turning to saturate.  Marinade in your refrigerator.
  • Next, combine stir fry sauce ingredients in a cup and reserve for frying.
  • Prepare the veggies by chopping all your vegetables, keeping them in separate piles so you can add them at different times.  Keep them close to your stove.
  • Sprinkle flour over a large dinner plate.  Then remove tofu from refrigerator and gently turn each piece in the flour. Let tofu remain sitting in the flour till frying.
  • Begin frying by heat a medium size pan over high heat on your American stove.  Add five to six tablespoons of oil.  When oil is hot, add the floured tofu cubes and fry one minute on each side, turning tofu for each minute until medium-browned on both sides. Remove tofu from oil and set at paper towel to drain. 
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue frying until all tofu is cooked.
  • Then heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat on your American stove.  Add one tablespoon oil and wait till hot.  Then add the seasonings onion and garlic and stir fry one minute until fragrant. 
  • Then begin adding the vegetables, first carrots and celery plus two tablespoons of vegetable stock and stir fry two minutes.
  • Then add broccoli plus another two tablespoons of stock.  Stir fry one minute then add two tablespoons of stir fry sauce.  Stir one minute then add mushrooms and all the remaining stock.  Stir fry one minute.
  • Then add boy choy or cabbage, the red pepper and all the remaining stir fry sauce, and keep stirring everything together until vegetables are bright in color and cooked but still retain crisp for about 1.5 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and taste-test.  Some fresh-cut chili or chili flakes can be added for more spice.  Adjust taste according to desire. 
  • To serve, transfer vegetables onto a serving plate or individual plates or bowls. Tip the pan to pour the remaining sauce and top with the tofu.
  • Serve this fabulous vegetarian stir fry recipe with hot steaming rice and enjoy.
You can also visit here to learn on how to cook Vegetarian Stir Fry.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A simple Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry Recipe
Stir Fry Recipe
Stir fry recipes are found anywhere in the internet and can easily be learned every time you have the urge of trying your knife skills in your kitchen.   They are very quick to cook and do not require so many ingredients to use and is prepared simply and easily.   Stir frying became a very popular method of cooking to people who are tired on weekdays after a hard day’s work.  It is fast and one can easily eat their meal and rest early during the night.  We on the other hand recommend stir frying as the best solution to dinner or lunch cooking.  It can be very delicious as well as healthy, filled with the essential nutritional requirements for the day.  We all know that stir fries are filled with vegetables and sometime with a little protein in it but most nutritional values come from the veggies.  In this token, here is a special recipe for us to follow and try in your kitchen that promises to be delicious and extra ordinary.  This new and is filled with veggies that even your children will love.   Let us start cooking this recipe and follow the instructions well.   


  • 1 (16-oz.) package firm tofu
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup carrot sticks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • Garnish: lime wedges

  • Place tofu between 2 flat plates. Weight the top with a heavy can. The sides of tofu should be bulging slightly but not cracking.  Let it stand for forty five minutes after which discard the liquid produced. Then cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes.
  • Please cook the rice according to directions in the package but add one half teaspoon salt.
  • Then prepare your marinade by combining the vegetable broth with next seven ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl.  Stir well until smooth.
  • Then add the tofu to the bowl and toss to coat evenly.  Marinate it for ten minutes at room temperature.
  • Then remove tofu from the marinade but reserve the marinade.
  • Begin frying by heat the oils in a nonstick skillet or wok over high heat in your American stove.  Approximately one minute.
  • Then add the tofu and cook and fry for four to five minutes until the tofu is browned. Then transfer the tofu to a plate and reserve.
  • Then reheat the wok or skillet and add the broccoli and carrot sticks.   Stir fry the veggies for two minutes.
  • Then add the reserved marinade and stir and bring to a boil.  Do not cover the pan.  Continue to cook  stirring constantly for two minutes until the sauce has thickened.   Then add back the cooked tofu and stir to combine with the veggies. 
  • After a minute, serve while hot over hot steaming rice.
  • You can sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  • Garnish it if you desire but this stir fry recipe will surely amaze your family and friends because of its fabulous flavor and saucy texture.   Enjoy and have fun as you continue stir frying in your kitchens. 
You can also visit here to learn on how to cook Stir Fry Recipe.