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Stir-fries

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Tofu Stir-Fry

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 pound firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 small onions, cut into wedges
  • 9 ounces button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 large red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 1/4 pounds bok choy, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces, stem and green pieces separated
  • 1/4 pound snow peas, trimmed
  • 5 paper-thin slices fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 teaspoons cold water
  • Lime wedges, for serving
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Ginger Beef and Kale

Ingredients
  • 1 pound filet mignon, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, grated on the small holes of a box grater (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 small dried hot red chiles, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch kale (1 1/2 pounds), stems discarded, leaves cut into 3 pieces each, and rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup homemade or low-sodium store-bought beef stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
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Stir-Fried Chicken with Noodles

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 fresh 3-inch piece ginger, peeled and cut into long, thin strips
  • 2 whole boneless chicken breasts, (1 1/2 pounds), cut into strips
  • 12 shiitake or white mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 4 scallions, green parts, cut into 3-inch lengths
  • 1 cup Homemade Chicken Stock Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 pound somen, soba, linguine, or spaghetti noodles, cooked
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts, as garnish
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, as garnish
  • Black or white sesame seeds, as garnish
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Lily's Twice-Cooked Pork

Other Ideas:
Bacon, Main course, Sichuan
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds fresh bacon with bone, rinsed and dried
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, scraped and thinly sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hot bean sauce
  • 1 large kohlrabi (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, quartered, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Szechuan chile oil
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced in half lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Sesame oil, for drizzling
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Chicken and Celery Stir-Fry

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 2)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound celery (8 to 10 large stalks), thinly sliced on the diagonal (about 5 cups)
  • 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly slivered lengthwise
  • 1 jalapeno chile, red or green, slivered lengthwise (ribs and seeds removed, for less heat, if desired)
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 scallions, cut in 3-inch lengths
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Flank Steak with Snap-Pea and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Time:35 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas, stem ends removed (and, if necessary, strings)
  • 1 bunch asparagus (1 pound), tough ends removed, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
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Tofu Stir-Fry with Noodles

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 package (14 ounces) extra-firm tofu, drained, patted dry, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 red bell peppers, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 small head green cabbage (2 pounds), quartered, cored, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 garlic cloves, slivered
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • Leftover spaghetti from Tomato-Garlic Spaghetti
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Beef Stir-Fry with Snap Peas

Time:25 mins
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, thinly sliced crosswise, halved if long
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 12 ounces snap peas, strings removed
  • 5 to 6 scallions, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from about 1 lime)
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Sauteed Scallions, Mushrooms, and Asparagus

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and sliced diagonally into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 bunches (3 to 4 cups) scallions, sliced diagonally into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
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Sesame Beef

Time:15 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 pound boneless New York strip steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  • Thinly sliced scallions greens (optional), for serving
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