Got veggies? Protein? Let’s make stir-fry!
One of my favorite meals to make when I’m running low on time, or just don’t want to spend more time in the kitchen, is stir-fry! Seriously one of the easier and veggie-packed meals you can whip up in under 20 minutes.
As a friendly reminder to those who are new to the blog…first of all…HELLO! It’s so nice to have you here! I’d like to remind you all that for the next few weeks, I’ll be reviewing recipes from subscription boxes aimed to make your weeknight (or weekend) meals an absolute HIT without leaving you stumped and uninspired. This particular recipe was from my second Blue Apron box. I just have to say how impressed I am with the service. Not only does all the produce and meat arrive fresh–it arrives COLD. I am confident in what I put on our plates. My passion for cooking only gets stronger when I see these recipes come to life on our plates.
If you ever thought about trying Blue Apron…just do it. I promise you that you won’t regret the experience.
Anyway…before I get into more reasons why I love this service, let’s get reviewing!
One of the main reasons why I enjoy stir-fry meals is the the endless combinations that you can come up with! Don’t want to use beef? No problem! Don’t want to use chicken? What’s stopping you from using turkey? NOTHING.
In this case, I used beef since Blue Apron provided it. As always, each ingredient was packaged nicely and took mere minutes to prepare before cooking. Everything needed was portioned out, so all that needed to be done was, well, combine.
The flavor combinations worked really well. So, if you haven’t had a chance to make stir-fry on your own, I suggest you give it a go. Here are the basics:
Just like the recipe states, start off by preparing all of your ingredients as if they are ready to be cooked. You don’t want to be cutting up your veggies one by one or preparing the sauce when you’re fighting the heat of the pan.
Then, focus on cooking your protein. Once that’s good to go, move it to another bowl or plate so you can cook the veggies. Timing is very much a big part of it. Just like the name of the dish. You constantly stir it as it’s lightly fried. Keep in mind that you don’t want to overcook your veggies. You still want them to maintain their fresh crunch. At least that’s how I like my stir-fry, especially when broccoli is involved! Not sure if it’s just me, but I just can’t get behind mushy broccoli. No, thank you!
Grey’s Grade: 5/5
I’ve made plenty of stir-fry’s, so there’s an expectation of how it’s supposed to taste. It’s one of those meals that can be combined with rice, noodles, or just enjoyed on its own. For its simplicity and good taste, I give this recipe a solid 5/5. It stands as a good base for your future attempts of stir-fry’s.
That’s exactly why I’m enjoying Blue Apron so much. This meal kit gives you a choice of recipes to receive (as often as you’d like) that only help build up on your knowledge base of recipes. I get how frustrating it can be to pick something without having any idea of what you’re in the mood for. There are millions of choices on the web, but at least Blue Apron helps narrow it down.
One of my favorite benefits of being signed up is qualifying for free meal kits that I can send to those interested in trying. If you’re not sure about signing up and would like to try–let’s chat 🙂 Perhaps I can help you out!
As always, I wish you all a great day and happy nomming!