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Shrimp Stir Fry

GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,589
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum

Like a kid with a new toy, I had to break out the wok again last night (what am I saying? I am a kid with a new toy). It went so well the other night, we just had to have stir fry again last night.

Mise En Place
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Camera died so thise last one was shot with my cell phone.  :(
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  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,114
    Awesome.  I'm going to start stir frying a few times a week, myself.  Fun.

    Are you using peanut oil exclusively?  The guy at the Asian market here said lots of authentic cooks use Sesame..  He may have just been selling me a bottle of oil, though.
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


  • Randy1Randy1 Posts: 355

    Great looking shrimp stirfry Griffin!  Love the  "Mise En Plas". It really helps organize a cook.

    Benton,Arkansas
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,589

    Are you using peanut oil exclusively?  The guy at the Asian market here said lots of authentic cooks use Sesame..  He may have just been selling me a bottle of oil, though.
    Yeah, so far, its stood up to the high heat, so I've been happy with it. I maybe wrong, but isn't sesame oil more expensive?

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,589

    Great looking shrimp stirfry Griffin!  Love the  "Mise En Plas". It really helps organize a cook.

    Thanks, Randy. Is it Mise en Plas or Place? I googled it, but all I found was "place". I'm by far no expert, just an amateur back yard cook.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Are you using peanut oil exclusively?  The guy at the Asian market here said lots of authentic cooks use Sesame..  He may have just been selling me a bottle of oil, though.
    MM.  Sesame oil has a distinctive flavor, and is used in tons of Chinese recipes.  But, it's not for being the agent for stir frying.  That would overpower any dish you cook.  You want to use either peanut oil or grape seed oil, because they both have high smoke points and also do not impart any flavoring, per se.

    So, I think your Asian grocer misunderstood.  He is right that lots of authentic cooks use sesame oil, but I'm sure he meant as part of a recipe.


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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,589
    We've got a small bottle of sesame oil, but like VI said, we only use it in recipes.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,114
    Are you using peanut oil exclusively?  The guy at the Asian market here said lots of authentic cooks use Sesame..  He may have just been selling me a bottle of oil, though.


    MM.  Sesame oil has a distinctive flavor, and is used in tons of Chinese recipes.  But, it's not for being the agent for stir frying.  That would overpower any dish you cook.  You want to use either peanut oil or grape seed oil, because they both have high smoke points and also do not impart any flavoring, per se.

    So, I think your Asian grocer misunderstood.  He is right that lots of authentic cooks use sesame oil, but I'm sure he meant as part of a recipe.


    I think it's more likely I misunderstood.  He was also sold out of peanut oil at the time, lol
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


  • Randy1Randy1 Posts: 355

        Griffin said :"Thanks, Randy. Is it Mise en Plas or Place? I googled it, but all I found was "place". I'm by far no expert, just an amateur back yard cook."

     @ Griffin -No it is "Mise En Place" I think I was seeing how to pronounce as "miz on plas". I got mixed up. Would someone kindly tell me how to do these blue blocks when a reference from another conversation is needed????        

    Benton,Arkansas
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Randy,

    Go to the post you want to reference.  To the right of the poster's name and time, there is the word "Quote".
    Click on that.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • Randy1Randy1 Posts: 355
    Randy,

    Go to the post you want to reference.  To the right of the poster's name and time, there is the word "Quote".
    Click on that.

    Thanks
    Benton,Arkansas
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Randy,

    Go to the post you want to reference.  To the right of the poster's name and time, there is the word "Quote".
    Click on that.

    Thanks
    By Jove, I think you've got it (using a British accent here).
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • Randy1Randy1 Posts: 355

    LOL. (really I did)

    Benton,Arkansas
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