Wok Works: the complete book of stir-fry cookingAuthor: Jenni Fleetwood Sunil Vijayakar Becky Johnson
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Hardback with plc and jacket
Publish date: april 2006
Explore the amazing versatility of the wok in this special collection of fabulous dishes with a Far Eastern flavour From crisp, golden pakoras and succulent, steamed dim sum to quick, fresh stir-fries, gently simmered curries and sweet, sticky desserts there is a dish for every kind of meal and occasion Includes over 180 recipes from China and South-East Asia, including such wok classics as Crispy Thai Noodle Salad, Chinese Braised Pork, Seafood Tempura, Stir-fried Beef in Oyster Sauce, and Nasi Goreng Expert advice on using a wok with step-by-step guidance to preparing ingredients and cooking techniques, and featuring all the different ways of using a wok, such as steaming, stir-frying, braising and deep-frying Contains over 750 colour photographs, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, informative cook's tips, and a nutritional breakdown for every recipe The simple wok is one of the world's oldest and most popular cooking implements - a perfect pan for stir-frying, steaming, braising and deep-frying. Inspired by its versatility, and the delicious flavours of China, India and South-east Asia, this irresistible new book brings together a mouthwatering collection of fabulous dishes that are speedy and straightforward to make.An expert introduction gives a history of the wok, the different kinds to choose from and special equipment you 01-05-need, and practical advice and step-by-step guidance on preparing the ingredients and using the wok. There are then recipes for every occasion with more than 180 inspiring dishes to choose from - from succulent steamed dim sum and crisp golden mouthfuls of deep-fried prawns to quick and fresh stir-fries, slowly simmered curries, and hot, spicy parcels - sweet as well as savoury. With recipes collated from a range of culinary traditions here are rich flavours, enticing spices, and tangy taste combinations for everyone to enjoy, whether the sweet coconut curries of Southern India, or the fiery bursts of taste supplied by hot Thai stir-fries. There are vegetarian dishes like Marinated Tofu and Broccoli with Crispy Fried Shallots, quick supper dishes such as Light and Fragrant Tiger Prawns with Cucumber and Dill that take just minutes to cook, substantial family meals like Fragrant Chicken with Garlic and Pickled Lemons, or an exquisitely presented dinner of Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid followed by Sweet and Sour Pork.Every recipe is tested and photographed step-by-step with a picture of the finished dish so you can see what you are aiming for. There are also nutritional breakdowns to help you plan meals for those with dietary considerations, plus useful cook's tips and variations throughout.With over 750 colour photographs to show you exactly what you are aiming for, this stunning book embraces all that is good about easy, relaxed eating and is a must-have for every kitchen and every cook.