You are here: Home » Healthy » Quick Stir-Fries Quick Stir-Fries Healthy,In Season,Quick & Easy,Recipes,Spring http://relish.com/articles/quick-stir-fries/ April 1, 2010 Cookbook author Helen Chen honors her Chinese mother by cooking simple stir-fries for family suppers. Mark Boughton http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/coral-jade-sprimp-asian-stir-fry-healthy-relish.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint When Helen Chen wrote Easy Chinese Stir-Fries (Wiley, 2009), she looked no further than the simple dishes her mom, Chinese restaurateur and entrepreneur Joyce Chen, made for family suppers at their home in Cambridge, Mass. “When I was growing up, my mother did all the cooking at home. It was her everyday Chinese home cooking that I remember best—the stir-fry dishes that are simple, easy, delicious,” Chen says. To make your stir-fries equally memorable, Chen suggests: Measure and chop all ingredients before starting to stir-fry. Once you start, it goes fast. Cornstarch in the marinade helps seal in the juices, keeping the ingredients moist and tender. It also helps thicken the sauce. Use a stir-fry pan or wok with plenty of room and sloped sides. Make sure the oil is hot, hot hot. Food should sizzle when added. Do not overload the pan or your ingredients will steam and not sauté. Recipe adapted with permission from Helen Chen’s Easy Chinese Stir-Fries (Wiley, 2009). Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Coral and Jade A light tomato sauce accentuates the pink color of the sweet shrimp, and snow peas provide a verdant snap of color in this lightly sauced dish. Black Pepper Beef with Green Beans Just a few ingredients lend beef and beans an Asian flavor. Stir-Fried Pork with Asparagus Boneless pork chops and a few Chinese pantry staples make this dinner a snap.