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By Amy Jacobs Shrimp, snow peas and bell pepper: three simple ingredients that cook quickly to create sweet, crunchy, salty, tender goodness. Swap out the vegetables if you prefer. Try zucchini or boy choy. Keep it simple but be certain not to overcook the shrimp; keep them moving until they just turn tender and pink. […]

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Stir-frying is one of those cooking methods that sounds relatively easy to master. I mean, how difficult is it to throw a bunch of ingredients in a pan and call it a meal?

Of course, if you’ve ever tried that method, chances are you’ve had your fair share of tough, dried pieces of meat and soggy over-cooked veggies swimming in a brothy mess. You scratch your head wondering why this resembles nothing remotely close to the stir-fry from your trusty Chinese takeout.

At this point, you might surrender and leave it up to the experts with their big, powerful industrial ranges and iron woks. But do not despair, there is hope. You can still enjoy a delicious stir-fry without dialing up your favorite takeout.

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