As a longtime fan of author and teacher Grace Young’s extraordinary cookbooks , I was delighted when my friend and fellow-blogger Matt Lardie decided to create #WokWednesdays (Click this link for the scoop, and sign up if you’d like to join us!) , a cook-along project whereby fellow fans of Grace’s lastest book could gather in a virtual kitchen to cook our way through Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories.
First recipe is a simple, vivid-green dish, Stir-Fried Garlic Spinach, a lovely example of the genre called ‘clear stir-fry’/ching chau. No cornstarch, no mixing up of seasoning sauces, no meat, no hoopla: just the essence of one good green vegetable, brought from raw to wonderfully minimally cooked in a miniscule amount of time. Lots of spinach (a true wokful) cooks on down in a New York minute, into a pleasing, satisfying small mountain of good food, perfect accompaniment for boiled shrimp, grilled chicken, an omelet, or a pleasing soup, and for traditional meals, a generous serving of rice.
To see posts by my fellow #WokWednesday bloggers and cooks,
For this keeper-recipe, check out our hero-host, Matt Lardie’s, excellent Green Eats Blog, where he includes that very recipe.
Never too late to cook this great dish. Make it part of your basic weeknight supper rotation. Keep it in mind for parties as well, as it quickly wins friends and disappears. (I’m posting in a poky manner this time, as anyone who has looked at the calendar since Wednesday will duly note. But there’s a Better Late Than Never clause here, so I feel relieved and welcome. You should, too.
A List of #WokWednesdays Blogposts for Stir-Fried Garlic Spinach
Whom did I forget?
Tell me in my comments section and I’ll update this list:
Hope to meet up with all these bloggers and many more of you
for next week’s