The addition of fruit to a savory stir-fry adds a mellow sweetness and brightens the flavors. Plus, there’s the benefit of boosting fiber and vitamins. Though dried fruit is excellent year round for enhancing stir-fries with concentrated flavor, summer stir-fries are sumptuous with ripe mangoes, peaches, nectarines, plums or pineapple in the mix. Add fruit slices at the end of cooking, off heat. Their sweet acidity will compliment poultry, seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. Have fun mixing and matching fruits with your favorite stir-fries.
About Grace Young
The award-winning author of Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge, The Breath of a Wok and The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen is an expert at demystifying the art of stir-frying and celebrating the traditions of wok cookery. In addition to her Chinese cooking videos for Weightwatchers.com, Young's work has appeared in publications including Bon Appetit, Eating Well and Saveur. To learn more, visit graceyoung.com.