New Wok Owner - HELP!!!
Ok, I was very excited to get my first wok (carbon steel, round bottom, ring with gas stove). I followed the directions to season it properly. My first attempt was a chicken stir fry with onions, garlic, mushrooms, peppers. The recipe called for stir frying the chicken (1/2 " strips) first. I preheated the wok and then added the oil as suggested and then put in about half of the chicken. About 30 seconds later, the chicken was swimming in its own released water. The chicken pretty much boiled rather than fried :( What did I do wrong? After I boiled the chicken and removed it, I started stir frying the mushrooms but the same thing happened. They gave up a lot of water and and the frying just didn't happen. Anyway, I was very disappointed. Anyone know what is happening? I'd appreciate some advice. MS :?