How to Master the Art of Stir-Fry

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Stir-FryStir-fries are easy meals that can be thrown together quickly, making them perfect for summer nights in West Miami, Florida. Plus, it's a good way to use up everything in your refrigerator when things are starting to reach their sell-by dates. All you really need is some meat, veggies, noodles, and sauces to get started. To get the best possible taste out of your stir-fries, step up your game by trying these tips. 

Invest in a Wok 

You can make stir-fries in a regular frying pan, but a carbon steel wok with a flat bottom is going to make your experience in the kitchen quick and simple. Woks also make it easier to cook by providing you with high sides so the food isn't going to spill out (even if you tend to get a little excited when you're cooking). Choose one with a wooden handle so that you can easily maneuver the wok both during and after you're done cooking. When you're cooking, make sure there's a steady sizzle at all times. It's the sizzle that ensures everything tastes fried—not braised or steamed. 

Working With Your Ingredients 

When you put mass quantities of noodles into a wok, they're going to clump up. Instead, cook and drain the noodles before cutting them up into relatively bite-sized pieces. It's stir-fry, so you can have longer noodles, but make sure that you don't feel like you need a spoon to eat them correctly! When it comes to stir-fry, the name of the game is to keep everything as dry as possible. You should also take the time to dry your veggies before putting them in the wok. This can be done quickly with the help of a salad spinner, or you can wipe your veggies down with a paper towel. Look for the firmest tofu you can buy to ensure there's as little liquid in it as possible. 

There are few things better than enjoying a home-cooked meal in our West Miami apartments after a long workday. If you're looking for an apartment community that can keep up with your culinary expectations, call District West Gables to learn more about our floor plans or to take a tour around our community. 

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