Food Sticks to My Wok

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If food sticks to your wok, there are a few key things you can do to remedy the situation. Find out what to do if food sticks to your wok with help from a food host and private chef in this free video clip.

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Hi, I’m chef Mariko Amekodommo, host of “Culinary Adventures with Mariko.” Today, I’m going to show you what to do when foods stick to your wok. Wok cooking can be a really fast and easy way to cook up your favorite meats and veggies. But, if you start to have things stick to the wok, it’s going to take a lot longer. So, I’m going to show you a few tricks to have your foods not stick to the wok. The first thing is to make sure your wok is seasoned. What seasoning is is the process of rubbing a bunch of oil into it to create a non-stick finish. To do this, you want to get some oil, and today I have canola oil. First, you put a little bit of oil in your wok, and then get a rag or paper towel to just rub it in. You can repeat this process while your wok is over low to medium heat, and just keep adding more oil and rubbing it in. This will help your foods not stick to the wok. The other thing to help prevent your foods from sticking to the wok is to not use marinades that have sugar in it. The sugars, when you start to heat them over high heat, it’ll start to get all sticky and carmelized, so then everything sticks to the wok. So, the trick is to stir fry up your meat and your veggies plain, nothing on it at all, and then add your teriyaki sauces and your marinades at the very end. If you are using a pre-marinaded meat that has some sauce in it, just try to drain off some of the marinade so there’s not a lot to stick to the bottom of the pan. This is chef Mariko Amekodommo, showing you what to do when foods stick to your wok.


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