Stir-frying is the ultimate quick cooking technique, perfect for easy weeknight meals that can feed a crowd . As a bonus, these classic Asian dishes are endlessly versatile, so you can use up all of the vegetable odds and ends in your fridge, providing a bold alternative to the usual pasta with leftovers.
See our simple stir-frying tutorial here, making sure to chop all ingredients into equal, bite-sized pieces. Then try one of the following recipes, each incorporating new spring ingredients in a unique way. And get creative! Tofu, meat, poultry and seafood are all delicious in stir-fries, and you can vary the sauce you use for a range of savory flavors. Heat up a wok or large sauté pan, steam some rice and dinner is served!
|Spring Vegetable Stir-Fry
Asparagus, sugar snaps and petite peas all star in this colorful dish, which incorporates fresh ginger and soy sauce for extra flavor.
|Beef & Asparagus Stir-Fry
The meat for this dish should be very thinly sliced; you can do it yourself or ask your butcher for a hand. A pinch of red pepper flakes adds a spicy kick.
|Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry
This dish is super simple because it incorporates our sesame stir-fry sauce. Just stir into the wok after cooking the other ingredients and heat through, then dinner is served.