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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

stir frying on a volcano stove

This is the Lodge wok, and it's going to be used to stir fry on the volcano stove, using coals.

To do this, you take off the top grill and just set the wok in the volcano.

You first need to light up 25 coals, and you need to put them on the CENTER PLATE, not the bottom.

Otherwise, the wok will not get hot enough to stir fry.

You'll want to have a table set up nearby, and have all the ingredients ready.

I preheated the wok and made a simple shrimp stir fry.

I used pre-cooked shrimp*, onions, garlic, mushrooms, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, shredded cabbage, and peanuts.

*You can use raw shrimp if you want to; it just takes longer.

I added soy sauce and five spice for seasoning.

It was my first time ever stir frying over coals.

If you don't have a volcano, a propane stove will also work, or you can set the wok on a trivet over the coals.

You will probably need more coals if you're not using the volcano, since it's "fuel efficient".

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