5 Things to Cook in Your Wok Pan

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So, you’ve got a wok pan sitting in your kitchen, and you’re wondering what else it can do besides stir-fries? You’re in for a treat! Let’s get into the kitchen and explore five delicious reasons why your wok pan is about to become your go-to for just about everything. 

Classic Stir-Fry

Woks excel at creating restaurant-quality stir-fries with crisp-tender vegetables and perfectly cooked protein. Chicken, tofu, shrimp, or beef are all great options.

Deep-Fried Feasts

From tempura vegetables to golden potstickers, you can achieve that satisfyingly crispy texture without needing a deep fryer. Just be sure to use a heat-resistant oil and monitor the temperature carefully.

Fluffy Steamed Dumplings

Woks are fantastic for steaming! Fill your steamer basket with dumplings, buns, or vegetables, and let the wok work its magic. 

Smoky Barbecue

You might be surprised, but woks can even be used for smoking! By adding wood chips or smoking pellets to a small pan placed in the bottom of the wok, you can infuse your meats and vegetables with a smoky flavor.

Hearty Braises

The deep body allows for slow cooking of stews, curries, and noodle dishes.  Simply sear your meat in the wok, add your braising liquids and aromatics, and simmer to tender perfection.