What Else Can I Cook in My Wok Besides Asian-Inspired Recipes?

published Feb 6, 2015
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Q: My wonderful parents bought me a wok for my birthday, seeing as how I’ve developed a love for cooking. I’m very excited to dive in, and have been reading about how to season and get started with my wok. Although I love Asian-inspired food and look forward to stir-frying, I would like to know: What else my wok can be used for?

I want it to get plenty of use to develop a patina, and I just know there are more (healthy) possibilities out there! Also, if I plan on using it for multiple styles of food, is it still recommended to season with ginger and scallions?

Sent by Laura

Editor: What a great gift! Plan to season your wok before you start cooking. Did you know that you can help season your wok with bacon!? That’s one good thing you can always cook in it.

Readers, what else do you cook in your wok besides stir-fry?