"There is one safeguard which is an advantage and security to all,
but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust." - Demosthenes
     
SubSections
Recipes
Racetrack Playa
MOO
Store
My Flickr
My Twitter
My Facebook
My Last.fm


Bookmarks
Wulfgar
Mom
Sharon
Cuppa
Erik Burrows
SD Festivals
Digitalcity LA
Digitalcity SD
Cheese Course
Cheese Mistress
Cheese Under
Cheese by Hand
curdnerds
Steve Jenkins



Listening To:

log in or register



www.flickr.com

Twitter Updates
    follow me on Twitter

    Stir Fry

    I've never made this the same way, but this recipe is a good representation. It's not authentic by any stretch, but it does have a very oriental flavor. I started cooking this in my Bozeman days and I still think of it as simple fare. Most people rave about it though, and it's the most requested thing I've ever cooked.

    A word about ingredients: Since I've been cooking this for myself I've added fish sauce and Thai curry paste. I suspect most Americans would find fish sauce repulsive and curry paste a little too spicy. Feel free to omit these items if you're not sure. Also, I was asked to do a recipe with tofu, and while I have some tofu in this, you could easily replace all the chicken with tofu. It would be fine that way.

    I usually decide what the vegetables for this will be when I go shopping. Whatever looks good will go in. The veggies below are just a suggestion. And don't use canned veggies. Gak. Ick.

    Serves 2 people, or one person who wants to feel bloated. Also - This is just a recipe. It won't make you a good cook. But this recipe is easy, so if you don't like the final product then you didn't do it wrong, it's just not for you.

    Non-Sauce:
    • 1/3 cup sliced celery
    • 1/3 cup sliced onion
    • 1/3 cup sliced bell pepper
    • 1/3 cup sliced pea pods
    • 1/3 cup bean sprouts
    • 1/2 cup cubed tofu
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    • 1/3 cup sliced cabbage
    • 1 cubed chicken breast
    • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
    • 3 cloves garlic
      Sauce:
    • 2 Tbs soy sauce
    • 1 Tbs rice vinegar
    • 1 1/2 Tbs chunky peanut butter
    • 1 tsp fish sauce
    • 1 tsp chili sauce
    • 1 tsp Thai green curry paste
    • 2 tsp sherry
    • 1/2 tsp cumin
    • 1/4 tsp MSG (or salt)
    • 1 tsp corn starch
    • 1/4 cup chicken stock

    1. Start by getting all of the ingredients laid out and ready to go. Don't use as much veggies as I show in the picture here. I got carried away a bit. You'd never be able to eat all that. Other items I sometimes add are broccoli, sweet red peppers, or carrots. Be sure to have the sauce ingredients mixed and ready. Also cook some rice to serve this over. Or serve it over noodles, that's good. Or whatever. Just don't serve it over potato salad. That's very bad.

    2. In a separate pan saute the chicken in 1/4 tsp sesame oil. Half way though, press in the garlic. If you are using mushrooms, add them a few minutes before the chicken is done. Mushrooms won't stir fry well. Take off the heat and set aside.

    3. Separate the veggies. Put everything but the tofu, bean sprouts, and scallions in a bowl and have at hand. Use a clean steel (not non-stick) pan to stir fry the veggies. Add 1/4 tsp olive oil, and put it on high heat until the oil starts smoking a little. Toss the veggies in the bowl into the pan and stir quickly for less than a minute. About 30 seconds for the amount I use here. Push everything to the side of the pan and turn off the heat.

    4. Pure in the sauce and stir quickly until it thickens. Mix the veggies in and then add the cooked chicken, tofu, scallions, and bean sprouts. Mix everything together and serve over rice. One critical garnish is the crispy Chinese noodles which I forgot to buy for this meal. Don't forget those. Hee hee.
    Any comments? Let me know and I'll include them below.



    Disclaimer: (please obey)

    JonSullivan.com is not responsible for your own dumb ass. For best results, don't be a dumb ass.

    JonSullivan.com is not recommended for children under 13. Parents should be aware that this site contains: discussion of sex with blow up animals, gratuitous amounts of profanity, and really wacky shit we can't even classify, much less recommend to little tikes. Expect misrepresentations, false assertions, and malicious deception.

    While using JonSullivan.com, please refrain from operating power tools, underwater breathing devices, powered enema machines, or the "Thigh Master". Failure to comply with this rule may lead unscrupulous types to hack into your web cam and post incriminating pictures of you at "Am I Hot Or Not?"

    Improper operation of JonSullivan.com can lead to insomnia, dropsy, toe loss, addiction to yogurt, very small fingernails, rapid eye movements, aversion to French cuisine, and spastic colon. Among other things. Don't make us list them all. You get the idea. Just be careful. It's not a toy. You could put an eye out for God's sake!!!

    Notice: Most interesting, useful, or humorous content found here was stolen from other sources without asking, and no return linkage or credit will ever be given. Unless you are named "Arnold P. Fasnock", you may read only the "odd numbered words" (every other word beginning with the first) of the message above. If you have violated that, then you hereby owe the site owner $10 for each even numbered word you have read.

    IMPORTANT: Comments found on this website are intended for the use of the individual(s) they are directed towards and may contain information that is confidential, privileged or unsuitable for overly sensitive persons with low self-esteem, no sense of humor or irrational religious beliefs. Unless the word absquatulation has been used in its correct context somewhere other than in this warning, it does not have any legal or grammatical use and may be ignored. No animals were harmed in the creation of this website, although the yorkshire terrier next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you. This message represents the official view of the voices in my head.

    Your eyes are weary from staring at the CRT. You feel sleepy. Notice how restful it is to watch the cursor blink. Close your eyes. The opinions stated above are yours. You cannot imagine why you ever felt otherwise. Sue Jon Sullivan? Never! What a silly idea. Jon Sullivan is a wonderful human being who would never harm or deceive anyone. Jon Sullivan is not like the others. He is your friend.

    The comments & opinions expressed herein are NOT those of my employer, who, if he knew I was sending emails and surfing porno sites, would cut off my gonads and feed them to me for afternoon tea. Activities and vehicle modifications appearing or described in this website may be potentially dangerous. We do not endorse any such activity for others or recommend it to any particular person - we simply describe our experiences and opinions.

    This website is not affiliated with any company, person, entity, organization, fictional character, or any other thing which could at any time be considered to have a legal definition or status, or might for some reason sue me. This website does not reflect the thoughts or opinions of myself, my company, my friends, or anything, or anyone. Terms are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are slightly enlarged to show detail. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is unintentional and purely coincidental. Do not remove this disclaimer under penalty of law. Hand wash only, tumble dry on low heat. Do not bend, fold, mutilate, or spindle. Your mileage may vary. No substitutions allowed. For a limited time only.

    If any defects are discovered, do not attempt to edit them yourself, but return to an authorized service center. Do not read if safety seal is broken. If rash, irritation, redness, or swelling develops, discontinue reading. If ingested, do not induce vomiting, and if symptoms persist, consult a physician. Disclaimer does not cover misuse, accident, lightning, flood, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, earthquake, hurricanes and other Acts of God, neglect, damage from improper reading, incorrect line voltage, improper or unauthorized reading, broken antenna or marred cabinet, missing or altered serial numbers, electromagnetic radiation from nuclear blasts, sonic boom vibrations, customer adjustments that are not covered in this list, and incidents owing to an airplane crash, ship sinking or taking on water, motor vehicle crashing, dropping the story, falling rocks, leaky roof, broken glass, mud slides, forest fire, or projectile (which can include, but not be limited to, arrows, bullets, shot, BB's, shrapnel, lasers, napalm, torpedoes, or emissions of X-rays, Alpha, Beta and Gamma rays, knives, stones, etc). Other restrictions may apply.

    This website is void where prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted. Opening this website may void your warrantee.