Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quick Bites

I didn't have a lot of time to put a meal together last night so I went quick and easy, grilled chicken and a quick vegetable stir fry. I didn't format this as a recipe post because it's a work in progress but it was pretty good for a weeknight.

I marinated a coupled of chicken breasts in Lawry's Szechuan Sweet and Sour BBQ marinade for about an hour and then grilled them on the Big Green Egg. That was at 350f for 20 minutes (raised grid for Eggheads), flipping every 5 minutes. I glazed them with a bit more of the Szechuan sauce in the last 5 minutes.

Then I raised the temp to 400f and put the wok on. I added a tablespoon of oil and simmered a large clove of sliced garlic for a minute to flavor the oil.

I removed the garlic and added a sliced bell pepper, a sliced onion, and 2 carrots cut into matchsticks. I stir fried them for 2 minutes but should have cooked it for another minute or two.

Then I added about 1/2 head of sliced napa cabbage and kept tossing for about 2 minutes.

Then I added 1/4 cup chicken stock, 1 Tablespoon each of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and honey, and 1 teaspoon of sriracha sauce. I cooked that for another 30 seconds or so. Then I simply garnished it with green onion, served it with the chicken and store bought egg rolls.


Results: I've used the Lawry's before, it's a good short cut for grilling. The veggies were good but I totally forgot to add the slurry of corn starch and water to thicken the sauce.

The thing I like about stir frying on the grill is that it's a quick way to make a side dish while your grill is already hot and the main dish is resting after cooking.

20 comments:

  1. I have never tried to stir fried with a wok on a grill before. You make it look easy and delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Gary

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think if you stir-fry on a grill you have to call it something else. Let's brainstorm something.

    ReplyDelete
  3. @Toon: How about "stir-firing" ? :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. There's nothing like a good stir-fry to make a person happy! A great thing for the grill that I must try!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Looks delicious Chris as usual

    ReplyDelete
  6. Stir frying on a grill. You just blew my mind. Is there anything you can't do with your BGE?

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm down with stir-firing! Nice looking meal.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love how that glaze looks on your juicy chicken. No, Chris, there is nothing to read into in that remark, really.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Chris, this is a beautiful meal! Love all those fresh veggies.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Shee fuh, x2. I like using the grill and the wok because the wok actually gets to a decent temperature. I use my old carbon steel wok and get the fire roaring, oh yeah. My gas stove isn't an anemic one though, 1952 wedgewood with personally adjusted burners (flame throwers). Can cover a 14" pan with good flame action.

    xo, Biggles

    ReplyDelete
  11. pretty good meal for not a lot of time! Looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the idea!! Take a Wok on the fireside...errr...grill. Seriously though...I need to try this. Do the veggies get a bit of that "grilled" flavor?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Man, your meals are always so gorgeous!! NOM!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I think stir-frying on the grill is an awesome idea. Talk about firing up the pan! I will be passing along that suggestion to my grill master husband. I get a lot of good ideas from following your posts.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Quick and easy is never a bad thing...when it comes to food at least :P

    That marinade sounds good...but I'm loving the grilled stir fried veggies!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great idea - I often pick a basket of whatever is ripe and stir fry it for dinner. Now I'm going to give stir-fire a try! What a great idea, Chris. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for hosting the Sam's giveaway, Chris! I appreciate it:)

    I love how you are able to create a whole meal on the grill. Looks delicious to me!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Looks wonderful and I love the photos

    ReplyDelete