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35 Restaurant-Inspired Wok Recipes You Can Make at Home

Sizzle up delicious and easy wok recipes—from pad thai to lo mein to sweet-and-sour stir-frys—in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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Mushroom Pepper Steak

Bell peppers, mushrooms and ginger provide the bulk of the flavor in this stir-fry that’s not too saucy. Hot rice makes it even better. —Billie Moss, Walnut Creek, California
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Almond Vegetable Stir-Fry

While broccoli florets and chunks of red pepper give these stir-fry vegetables plenty of color, it's the fresh gingerroot, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil that round out the flavor. —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York
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Asian Pork Linguine

Peanut butter, ginger and honey make an easy, authentic-tasting sauce for Asian pork and noodles. If I have fresh ginger on hand, I grate 1/4 teaspoon to use in place of the ground ginger. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
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Vegetable Pad Thai

Classic flavors of Thailand abound in this fragrant and flavorful dish featuring peanuts, tofu and noodles. New to tofu? It gives the entree its satisfying protein, for a delicious way to introduce it to your diet. —Sara Landry, Brookline, Massachusetts
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Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry

Peanut butter is one of my husband's favorite foods. I love that I can use it to make a delicious meal. —Diane Kelly, Puyallup, Washington
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Thai Beef Stir-Fry

A distinctive peanut sauce complements this colorful combination of tender sirloin strips, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli and mushrooms. I like to dish it up over spaghetti, but you could use fried noodles instead. —Janice Fehr, Austin, Manitoba
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Sirloin Stir-Fry with Ramen Noodles

I created this recipe when I was craving good Chinese food. The leftovers taste just as yummy when reheated the next day. —Annette Hemsath, Sutherlin, Oregon
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Sweet-and-Sour Beef

This healthful stir-fry recipe is a family favorite. I've used a variety of meats and apples and sometimes replace the green onion with yellow onion. No matter what tweaks I make, it always tastes great. —Brittany McCloud, Kenyon, MN
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Simple Shrimp Pad Thai

Here's my shortcut version of pad thai. Stir in soy sauce and brown sugar, add a sprinkle of cilantro and roasted peanuts—no one will guess the secret ingredient is marinara sauce. —Erin Chilcoat, Central Islip, New York
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Turkey Asparagus Stir-Fry

Twenty minutes is all you'll need to make this quick stir-fry. Lean turkey, asparagus and mushrooms make it super nutritious, too. —Darlene Kennedy, Galion, Ohio
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Colorful Shrimp Pad Thai

Bright, fresh veggie flavors, a splash of tart lime juice, the crunch of peanuts and a hint of heat make this healthy and beautiful shrimp stir-fry a real standout! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Saucy Thai Beef Noodles

This stir-fry has been a family favorite for some time. I like to double the recipe and add extra vegetables. —Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin
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Snappy Chicken Stir-Fry

Don’t just reheat leftover chicken, stir-fry it up with some frozen vegetables (the ones you have hiding in your freezer) for a super-fast weeknight meal. We don’t call this recipe “snappy” for nothing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Asparagus Turkey Stir-Fry

When people try this dish, they ask for the recipe, just as I did when I first tasted it when visiting a friend's home. Tossed in a delicious lemon sauce, this simple skillet dish is sure to satisfy on the busiest of nights. It's a great way to use leftover turkey. —May Evans, Corinth, Kentucky
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Coconut Curry Shrimp

Here’s a shrimp dish with sweet coconut milk, complemented by the spiciness of curry. Jasmine rice makes a fragrant bed for the sumptuous stir-fry. —Cindy Romberg, Mississauga, Ontario
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Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

Peanut butter gives this tasty blend of red peppers, snow peas and shrimp its Thai flavor, while ginger and red pepper flakes spice it up. Serve this colorful main dish over pasta. —Jeanne Fisher, Simi Valley, California.
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Mandarin Pork Stir-Fry

When my husband and I were dating, he told me he liked Asian food. I got a wok and discovered the joy of dishes like this pork stir-fry. —Laurie Martignon, Niagara, Wisconsin
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Asparagus Tofu Stir-Fry

With its flavorful ginger sauce and fresh vegetables, this tasty dish is a favorite. I get rave reviews every time I serve it, and it doesn’t bother my husband’s food allergies. Check out our guide if you’re new to tofu. —Phyllis Smith, Chimacum, Washington
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Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This is one of my go-to meals when I want a fun dinner. I love the spicy Asian flavors against the cool lettuce and the added crunch of peanuts and water chestnuts. —Brittany Allyn, Nashville, Tennessee
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Thai-Style Brisket

Here's an unusual take on brisket that will have you hooked. Peanut butter, soy, crisp-tender veggies and zesty seasonings give it the authentic Thai flavor we crave. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
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Pork 'n' Pea Pod Stir-Fry

A spicy citrus sauce coats tender strips of pork and crisp snow peas in this speedy stir-fry from Jane Shapton of Irvine, California. "We like this dish extra spicy, so I use a tablespoon of red pepper flakes," Jane notes.
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Balsamic Pork Stir-Fry

The solution to expensive Chinese takeout is right here. I think this pork stir-fry is much tastier than any takeout I've tried. —Susan Jones, Appleton, Wisconsin
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Stir-Fried Scallops and Asparagus

Served over quick-cooking ramen noodles, this stir-fry is perfect for busy families on hurried weeknights. Not only do we love the taste, but it comes together in about half an hour. —Barbara Schindler, Napoleon, Ohio
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Mexican Fiesta Steak Stir-Fry

The best part of throwing a weeknight party is being able to enjoy time with family. With this flavorful stir-fry on the menu, you'll be out of the kitchen with time to spare! —Patricia Swart, Galloway, New Jersey
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Sugar Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Fresh ginger, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil provide a nice blend of flavors in this Asian-inspired recipe for fresh sugar snap peas. This quick-to-cook recipe will complement most any entree, including ham, lamb, chicken or fish. Best of all, it's easy to double for large crowds. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Beef Orange Stir-Fry

This dinner for two is loaded with lots of flavor and color. Red pepper flakes add a little kick to the orange beef sauce, and the tender veggies add a pop of color. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Sizzling Chicken Lo Mein

All the high school students at the school where I work love this scrumptious chicken dish. It is the most requested recipe I have. —Kris Campion, Marshall, Minnesota
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Chicken Soba Noodle Toss

This is one of my favorite meals for busy weeknights. You can prepare all the ingredients the day before and then put the dish together just before dinner. —Elizabeth Brown, Lowell, Massachusetts
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Peking Shrimp

In the summer, we spend as much time as possible at our vacation home in a beach town. I prepare lots of seafood because it’s so fresh and readily available there, but this main dish is a year-round favorite. —Janet Edwards, Beaverton, Oregon
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Orange Beef and Asparagus Stir-fry

Take your go-to Asian restaurant off speed dial; this is hands down better than takeout! Leftover grilled steak, fresh veggies and a sweet orange glaze—see what we mean? —Cindy Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Curried Fried Rice with Pineapple

This is a special fried rice popular in Thai restaurants and called Khao Pad. It has a bit of heat a little sweetness and some crunch. —Joanna Yuen, San Jose, California
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Ginger-Peach Pork Skillet

Leftover grilled pork, packaged rice and a jazzed-up frozen stir-fry blend speed up this saucy, sweet skillet dish with a little bit of heat. —Elizabeth Perkins, South Riding, Virginia
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Nutty Chicken Stir-Fry

My daughter makes this yummy stir-fry often for our family. It goes together so quickly. The peanuts and chunky peanut butter give it a nice crunch. Leftovers—if there are any—are great! —Shirley Conrad, High Amana, Iowa
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Chicken Chow Mein

When we go out for Chinese food, my husband always orders chicken chow mein. I created this recipe using richer-flavored tamari sauce rather than soy. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado
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Shrimp Lo Mein

This recipe is simple, fast, healthy and very adaptable. You can change the seafood or vegetables to your taste. —Sherri Starkin, Lyle, Washington

Dana Meredith
Dana is an editor and writer who shares her passion for travel, food and the beauty of American landscapes. When she's not wielding her red pen, she can be found tending her flower gardens, remodeling her house, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry or dancing to "Uptown Funk."

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