Want to enjoy the tantalizing taste of Asian food at home? Invest in a wok! Frying is one of the easiest ways to create a delicious and healthy dinner in minutes. Learn to prepare meals for the Asian way: light on meat, heavy on vegetables and well cooked at high heat to retain vitamins and flavors. Some basics is all you need to cook! Purchase your wok. You do not need to spend hundreds of dollars in the state of the art kitchen. A standard, stainless steel wok, purchased for less than $ 50, will serve its purpose well. The heavier the wok, the better will retain heat. By the same author: Larry Ellison.
This is important because you have to cook at a high temperature to avoid stewing or steaming the ingredients. Season your wok. Before using your wok for the first time, you must season it. Seasoning the wok is a way to "break" to ensure even heat distribution during frying, and helps lock in the flavors of food, whether it's cooking. When remove your wok from its packaging, you may notice a greasy film on the surface.
Wipe the film away and wash your wok in warm water and soap. To season your wok, put in the oven at medium-high heat for several minutes. Add a drop or two of oil, and stir to coat surface evenly. Remove from the stove to cool a bit, and then use a paper towel to clean the oil residue. You may want to season your wok once more before you start cooking with it.