Meaning of stir-fry in English:


Pronunciation /?st??fr??/

Translate stir-fry into Spanish


[with object]
  • Fry (meat, fish, or vegetables) rapidly over a high heat while stirring briskly.

    ‘The first impression was the sesame seed flavour and hints of ginger that came through in the beautiful sauce in which the BBQ vegetables were stir-fried.’
    • ‘Fish featured strongly on the specials menu and the halibut was superb - a solid steak of meaty white fish, served with crisp stir-fried vegetables.’
    • ‘Also try the drizzle with fresh raw oysters, steamed or pan-fried fish or tossed through quickly stir-fried vegetables, or chunks of hot, roasted pumpkin and kumara or root vegetables.’
    • ‘I cooked stir-fried vegetables with noodles (I'm told that's chow mein) and beef in a black bean sauce.’
    • ‘For example, Konbu-irichii is a regional dish in which shredded kelp and pork are stir-fried.’
    • ‘Share it with someone who gets stir-fried vegetables.’
    • ‘Born in 1950 in Tucson, Arizona, he found American food inedible compared with his mother's cooking so she sent him to school with a flask of hot rice and stir-fried vegetables.’
    • ‘This is a real treat served with crunchy stir-fried vegetables.’
    • ‘Vegetarians can try stir-fried golden mushrooms with gingko.’
    • ‘I cooked the chicken, put it aside and stir-fried the vegetables.’
    • ‘Dinner might be stir-fried vegetables with tofu, fruit and almonds.’
    • ‘We were having stir-fried vegetables and steak, along with a bowl of sweet rice with a few plentiful drops of soy.’
    • ‘I wanted to take them home and make them mint tea and feed them stir-fried tofu and vegetables.’
    • ‘Green beans or stir-fried courgettes would be perfect to accompany.’
    • ‘Lettuce is known in Cantonese as sung choi, which literally means raw vegetable, and is more likely to be braised, stir-fried or added to clear soups, as it is in France.’
    • ‘Michael's dish turned out to be stir-fried vegetables with tiger prawns on rice, topped with oyster sauce.’
    • ‘Vegetables should only be stir-fried or steamed until they are still crisp and bright-colored.’
    • ‘There was a nice waxy potato and onion gratin, stir-fried savoy cabbage, sweet roast carrots, quite acceptable courgette and mangetout.’
    • ‘Meats and vegetables sautéed or stir-fried in a small amount of oil, broth or water are usually lower in fat.’
    • ‘Heat a quarter of the butter in a frying pan or wok and stir-fry the pancetta until crispy, for about 3 minutes.’


  • A dish cooked by stir-frying.

    ‘make the stir-fry just before you want to eat’
    • ‘The choice was considerable: salads, soups and stir-fries alongside curries and seafood dishes.’
    • ‘Noodle dishes, appetizers, curries, stir-fries, the lime-spiked salads or ‘yums’ - I've had good luck with all of them.’
    • ‘Part of the Sheraton Grand Hotel, with great views of the castle, there's a buffet at lunchtime, with plenty of good salads and dips or the chef will cook a stir-fry to order.’
    • ‘This includes salads, curries, stir-fries, soups, omelettes and one page of ‘fast food’ items at B.35-50 with noodle and rice dishes.’
    • ‘There is also a dedicated Thai menu including all the popular items in soups, salads, curries, stir-fries and rice and noodle dishes.’
    • ‘Another good trick is to shred the iceberg lettuce finely and toss into a stir-fry, a noodle dish or soup at the very last minute before serving, for a lovely ‘soft’ crunch.’
    • ‘Instead, incorporate small meat chunks into other dishes, such as stir-fries and salads.’
    • ‘The stalklike leaves of bok choy are often cooked in stir-fry dishes or soups.’
    • ‘It's a useful contributor to stir-fries, soups and pasta dishes.’
    • ‘Enliven dark, wet January nights by dishing up a spicy stir-fry washed down with this wonderful, grapey, citrussy Aussie white whose juicy fruit is heavy on lime and lemon zest.’
    • ‘Full-flavoured spring salads, soups and stir-fries, featuring peppery watercress and pungent spinach, or spring greens garnished with wild garlic, need a notch up in wine flavour, especially if you are going to add a zesty sauce.’
    • ‘Thai and Vietnamese cooks use lemon grass in marinades, stir-fries, curries, and soups.’
    • ‘Use this technique before marinating and grilling tofu, or before adding the tofu to stir-fries, stews, casseroles and salads.’
    • ‘When eating in a Thai restaurant, try for a balance of salad, soup, stir-fry, noodles, curry, etc, in addition to the major player, the steamed fragrant rice piled high on your plate.’
    • ‘Try adding ginger to stir-fries or chicken dishes, or brew a pot of ginger tea.’
    • ‘In fact, Hawaii's firm tofu tends to be really firm, so much so I'd only use it in stir-fries or curries.’
    • ‘Tony was also given a few easy and quick recipes, such as a healthy stir-fry and a home-made salad dressing.’
    • ‘The meals were tastier than I'd anticipated: fresh fruit, vegetables, bagels and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch; burritos, stews, stir-fries and spaghetti for dinner.’
    • ‘Toss cooked Brussels sprouts into salads and stir-fries, or use them for crudités.’
    • ‘When I'm done, I have bite-sized bell peppers, carrots and cherry tomatoes for snacks, and veggies ready for pasta primavera, stir-fries, burritos and fajita dinners.’