Who’s For Dinner was recently sent a fantastic Ken Hom Wok from the team at Debenhams in celebration of Chinese New Year. I also received some Good Grips gadgets to test out which make the cooking experience not only easier but fun too!
Chinese cuisine varies in levels of complexity, some dishes require lots of ingredients that you can source from your local Asian/Chinese groceries, others are very easy and can be made with ingredients that you probably already have at home and taste great. What also makes chinese cooking fun is the stir fry! Stir frys are a wonderful way to eat your favourite meat/vegetables/fish and if you use the right quality of wok you can make tasty stir fries for yourself, friends and family for years to come!
Here’s our “simply delicious Prawn And Broccoli stir fry” recipe we made using the Ken Hom carbon steel wok – easy to make with ingredients that you can find in your local shop (if you don’t already have them in your fridge/pantry at home).
- 2 tbsp sesame oil (or any alternative which suits your palate)
- 2cm fresh ginger
- 1 large garlic clove (sliced with the good grips garlic slicer)
- 1 green birds eye chilli
- 400g raw king prawns
- 200g Broccoli
- Half Sweet red pepper
- Half Red Onion – sliced
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
Wok cooking is about heat! Make sure that you heat your oil well. Add the garlic and onions, fry for 1 minute until soft but not brown. Add the prawns and stir fry for at least 3 minutes until the prawns turn pink. Now add all other ingredients and continue to fry, add soy sauce at the last stage. This can be eaten with steam rice or noodles and is the perfect starter dish for those who are new to wok cooking.
The Ken Hom Wok is deep and high quality, the carbon steel ensures that the heat is spread equally which allows for the ingredients to be cooked thoroughly. It might be deemed as a little bit heavy but you should get used to it relatively quickly and the quality of the finish is second to none.