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STIR FRY IS DRY !

i have a fav recipe. stir fried chicken, fresh spinach, walnuts and lemon zest. i need some sauce for it. it seems very dry. i've used soy obviously...but, it's not enough

asked by SAM over 3 years ago

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added over 3 years ago

what about adding a teaspoon of sesame oil & water?

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SAM
added over 3 years ago

good idea !

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Trena Heinrich

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added over 3 years ago

SAM - sexyLAMBCHOPx has a great idea. I was thinking maybe some chicken or veggie broth if you have it. Good luck to you!

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SAM
added over 3 years ago

i guess i was looking for a sauce to use..something thicker

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added over 3 years ago

The above answers are excellent. To have a thickened sauce, take 1 cup of the chicken stock, a bit of sesame oil, and shake with 2 tsp of cornstarch. Pour in sauce pan, heat and stir until thickened. Pour into your stir fry, voila!

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added over 3 years ago

To the above mentioned sauce thickened with corn starch you could add a dash of siracha for heat and a tablespoon of hoisin or oyster sauce for complexity.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added over 3 years ago

perhaps use the "velveting" technique for the protein which will keep the meat moost and assist with thicker sauce.

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Kristen W.

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added over 3 years ago

You can also simmer the stock with some thinly sliced ginger and a little bit of star anise before you add it to the stir fry sauce for a more complex flavor.

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