There are various frozen veggie mixes available in my local grocery shops, that are meant to be used in stir fries (according to their description at least), but I can't seem to get satisfactory result out of them. Whenever I try to stir fry them, two things happen:
- Wok's temperature drops due to the ice-cold veggies being put inside.
- As veggies defrost while I cook them, they release a lot of extra water.
And I get mushy veggies as a result. As if I were making a stew or something.
So is there a trick to it? Should I defrost everything and drain the liquid before frying? Instruction on the bag says, that I should put veggies on the pan in frozen state. Any idea why?
Or maybe it is the quality of product that matters?
Any advice is welcome.
P.S. I have a regular stove at my place and a small sized wok. Nothing fancy or military-grade.