Tag Archive: cast iron wok

Shanti Christensen’s Book Giveaway and Umami Kale (updated)

Book Giveaway details below, ends tonight Sunday, April 16: 12am ET, good luck!  If you crave real home cooked Chinese food, you can win Shanti Christensen’s book, “Family Style Chinese Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from My Culinary Journey Through China!” (see details below!) It’s a MUST.  Shanti’s quest to learn authentic Chinese cooking led her into 40…



Stuffed Squash a la Wok Star Style

The three elements to delicious food are flavor, texture, color in that order and this Stuffed Squash a la Wok Star style is the perfect dish! Impress your friends with this dish… TECHNIQUE IS KEY… So, I wanted to do a festive dish for the holidays and of course squash came to mind. I love…



How to Tame a Smoky Wok

Six reasons why your cast iron wok gets smoky and how to tame it! I’m only referring to the lightweight cast iron woks that folks have purchased from me, so you’ll know what to do. No cause for alarm. Here are possible reasons why smoking can happen… 1.  fermented ingredients like tamari when it touches…



Easy Dinner: Grilled Duck, Stir Fry Brussels Sprouts

This easy weeknight dinner idea involves a little cheating and ghee.  Duck may seem a rather opulent weeknight dinner but it’s really not. Grilling duck while stir frying brussels sprouts will get your dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes AND you’ll be showered with loads of compliments!  At least, that’s what happens…



Wok Dessert: Malaysian Banana Fritters (Updated)

For all dessert lovers out there, you’re in luck, I’m going to share my mom’s yummiest, easiest Malaysian banana fritters!  If you love bananas, this is a dessert that will top any banana dessert you’ve ever eaten! I’m constantly asked if desserts can be made in our cast iron woks?  YES, it’s a perfect wok…



How to clean crust and restore cast iron wok

Never fear if a little crust forms when cooking in your cast iron wok! Sometimes, when you use fermented ingredients like tamari or high sugar content like onions, they can form a little crust. If you don’t scrub off properly, 3 things happen:  the crust prevents heat getting to your food  the crust makes your…