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Old 10-31-2005, 08:14 PM   #11
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:32 PM   #12
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HTC, friend, i am not a novice. I can wing alot of it.

My main concern was that if i cook all of the meats & veggies separately, and set them aside, then add at the end once the rice & egg is cooked, if it would dilute the flavor.

What are some good mushrooms that would go along with my recipe?

What are some good Hot Peppers that would go along with my recipe?
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:55 PM   #13
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Skip the beef and chicken and add sliced imitation crab and a bit of hot pepper flakes or Thai Chili Sauce. You can also add a tablespoon of fish sauce if you like it. It is great in fried rice. Ilike to put some pineapple chunks in mine.
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:56 PM   #14
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If that dilution is a concern, just fry the rice w/ your sauces first, take them out and then fry all your meat and veggies and add your rice in again. There are two different ways to do the egg, cook it separate, like scrambled eggs then add, or add to your rice and stir fry all at once. I like the latter myself. That's how most Chinese places do it.

I honestly don't know about the chilies, since I don't use that myself, I would just suggest trying chili oil. Those can be pretty hot. If you're looking for really hot, only use chili oil to stir fry, then you wont need any chilies.

As for the mushrooms, that's so hard to say. It really depends on what you like, since we're tossing old school out the door. I personally like wood ear, this is because it's kinda crunchy and has a nice texture. If you're hesitant to try something new, just put what you feel comfortable with. Let us know how it turns out! If you got a camera, take pics! I love looking at food pictures!
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:18 PM   #15
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If you want to get rid of the filets you can send them to me!
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:50 AM   #16
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:13 AM   #17
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Big,

I second sesame chili oil, but you can find both fresh and dry hot peppers (bird chilis and the like) at most asian markets.

Mushrooms -- black or shitake mushrooms, tree ear/wood ear would be my choice. Also at asian markets.

It's pretty common technique to cook the meats first and then add back at the end.
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:32 AM   #18
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what are those peppers called that are generally used in General Tsao's chicken? Those are DELICIOUS.

Also i see them used in Orange Chicken.
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:38 PM   #19
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what are those peppers called that are generally used in General Tsao's chicken? Those are DELICIOUS.

Also i see them used in Orange Chicken.

Yes. Small dried red peppers. They are usually arbol peppers which look like this

But you could use thai bird peppers, which you usually find fresh.
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:46 PM   #20
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Definitely use sesame oil. Also, a T of oyster sauce is highly recommended. It gives a nice rich salty flavor. Go easy on it though.

Another spice I have used in seafood fried rice is saffron. It's expensive and hard to come by sometimes but it adds a very unique flavor.
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