Wok Me Amadeus! Why Cook When You Can Wok? by Rick St. Peter
This may come as a surprise to no one but me, but holy cow, woks are great! I first got my wok as a Christmas present several years ago and then stared at it in intimidation until it ended up buried under some pots. I've finally started using it and it has been a revelation.
- Meat or vegetables cook so fast.
- The types of seasonings you can use on your veggies or marinades on your meats seems endless.
I have quickly become a convert to the magic of the wok. It is especially great now that my daughter is home from college. She is a vegetarian and when I am using the wok to cook dinner, I can easily stir fry some vegetables for her and still do a meat for my son and me. (Don't tell anyone, dear reader, but I actually fixed some stir fry veggies for dinner the other day and for the first time in my 47 years on this planet I straight up grazed for dinner. Only vegetables, no meats! What?!?!)
Anyway, I may be telling you something you already know and this may make me the 30Seconds version of Captain Obvious, but if you've never used a wok give it a try. It's amazing! Dare I say, life changing!
If a wok isn't new to you, share some of your favorite stir-fry recipes below!