When we talk about summer cooking there always seem to be two options – the first being get out of your kitchen and onto the grill to beat the heat. The second is every other option that doesn’t involve turning on your stove, so basically salads and sandwiches – you know general summer fare.
What about a third option that, at least in my own kitchen has been overlooked until recently, what about an option that cooks food so quickly there isn’t even time for the kitchen to get hot?
Have you figured it out yet? I’m talking about stir-frying of course! I don’t know what it is but when I’m bringing out the wok, in my mind it means Chinese food is getting made. Why can’t a stir-fry encompass all types of cuisine?
Circulon is hosting the #SummerofStirFry and this is such an awesome time to really get out of the stir-fry comfort zone.
With so much great produce just starting to come into season and the CSA’s going into full swing, making a stir-fry for dinner is the perfect way to savor every bite.
All dinner takes is a bit of prep but when you have easy to chop up vegetables like asparagus, sweet corn and cherry tomatoes it can be done in about 5 minutes. Choosing steak for your protein means it cooks quickly and you can accommodate each persons preference for doneness by just cooking their share longer.
Each bite of this stir-fry is a little bit of summer and you can enjoy those summer evenings since dinner will be on the table in 30 minutes.
Oh can we talk about clean up?
One pot. Enough said. The covered wok from Circulon heats evenly, is nonstick, has two handles and I’m not kidding when I say clean up was a breeze.
So how about that recipe? You can hop over to Circulon’s website to take a look at it but before you go make sure to enter the giveaway for your very own covered wok! You are going to need it to make it!
How to the enter the giveaway for 1 12.5 inch Covered Wok from Circulon:
- Mandatory entry: Leave a comment below with your favorite way to stir-fry.
- Many more additional ways to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget.
Terms and conditions: 1 (one) person win a Circulon Acclaim 12-inch Covered Wok, who will be randomly chosen through Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open from Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 through Tuesday, June 24th 11:59pm EST to US residents only. 1 winner will be contacted by me via email and will have 48 hours to respond, at which time a new winner will be drawn. Good luck!
We love stir fry! This looks so fresh and colorful, and it has steak so it’s an instant win for my husband and daughter! Yum!
I love the use of summer veggies in this stir-fry! So delish!
My favorite way to stir fry would be in my new wok 🙂 Right now I use a large sauce pan.
My favorite way to stir fry is with some sesame oil and sugar snap peas!
I love to use leftover steak to create a stir-fry!
I love summer veggies and this dish looks perfect!
My favorite way to stir fry is to let someone else do it!
I’ve never stir-fried before! But this looks like a good way to start!
Stir fry is the best, and I love all the summer veggies you used! 🙂
Your stir fry looks SO good, Susan! I don’t have a wok, so I usually just toss a few veggies and some chicken together in a skillet. Stir fry is a great way to use up leftovers, too!
I haven’t stir-fried beef yet! Adding this recipe to my to make list! Our family loves chicken and fresh veggies! We especially love squash, cabbage and peppers!
This stir looks so good and so fresh, perfect for summer!
I have been wanting to buy a wok SO bad!!!! This looks amazing:)
I really don’t do stir-fry since most recipes have too many ingredients. Your recipe is easy and looks delicious and I would have to use a large skillet.
One pot and 30 minutes?! I’m in!! Looks great.
I’m a fan of stir frys! This one is no exception .
Love to stir-fry. My wok is old and well seasoned… but something newer would be nice for when company comes by. Loads of veggies and a little chicken, pork, beef and even fresh fish make a great stir-fry.
I love to stir fry. I use a wok. Add lots of veggies and heat. Love peppers.
I tend to go Asian flavors with shrimp. I loving your steak and veggies dish. It looks delicious.
I just recently purchased a new wok to make dishes just like this. Adding this one to the recipe file!
Mmmm…that looks amazing. I’ll be making this soon.
I’m in need of a wok to make this recipe. Love the fresh veggies! Heading over to check it out now.
I love baby corn and peanuts in my stir fry
I like to stir fry with as many home grown veggies as I can fit in the pan!
Be still my heart! Oh my does that look just freaking awesome! Holy WOW!
I need a wok in my life!! I’ve been making stir fry meals in a skillet.How embarrassing! I love the veggies you used, and girl – I’m a carnivore – Give me steak any day!
Looks great! My hubby would be so happy if he saw this on his plate!
I’m drawn to colorful dishes like this one- looks fresh and appetizing.
This looks absolutely amazing. You know I love stir fry, and this one is right up my alley. All my favourite things in one dish.
I love love LOVE stir fries – this one is perfect for summer! Looks delicious Susan
I love this dish. Simple and light, it’s a perfect healthy summer dish. Wish I had a grill though. Living in the city makes that kind of difficult.
This looks delicious! I love that used all those fresh summer vegetables 🙂
I love to stir-fry fresh veggies from the garden. The rinsing and chopping takes more time than the actual cooking!
i love to stir-fry with lots of yummy veggies 🙂
My favorite way to stir fry is using fresh veggies and a new wok! Yours looks yummy…
I have never stir-fried anything, and that would be because I don’t have a wok! I would loooove to win this so I can stir-fry at home!!
I love to take whatever I receive from my CSA and develope my own style and ingredients…Im an experimenter and love it that way!
used to love to wok it up, lol! lost it in my divorce my selfish ex!! so really could use a new one! thanks 🙂
I haven’t ever made stir fry. But I would be happy to try it!
I love stir fry in the summer using the veggies from the garden. No matter what you have in surplus it can go in the dish.
i like chinese stir fry
I love summer flavors in my wok!
I’ve actually never stir fried, and have never owned a wok! I’d love to learn how, though! Such a delicious and healthy way to whip up a meal. Thanks!
we love to use soy vay hoisin sauce with broccoli, rice noodles, scrambled egg, and a meat of choice.
I love my wok and this looks fabulous! Love a great stir fry
I love stir fry, especially in the spring and summer with all the fresh veggies. This looks awesome!
I love to use whatever veggies are in season =)
We eat stir fry at least twice a week. Since I don’t buy boxed or processed foods this is the best way to bring out the true flavor and goodness in all foods. Stir frying food is such a nice alternative to baked or crockpot style food. I used to have a wok many years ago, but now I just use a frying pan. The frying pan doesn’t have enough room to get a good stir goin’, know what I mean.