Posted 4/25/2006 9:55:39 AM
This was pretty much my first stir-fry dish that didn''t come out of a bag. I didn''t have any gingerroot so I did use the ground ginger. I use freeze dried garlic instead of fresh. the orange juice was diluted 1/2 with water. But I did use a fresh orange( I just couldn''t squeeze out all the juice) I used jarred mushrooms instead of fresh. When mixing the maranade, I prayed that I would have it right, and after getting it done it smelled wonderful. Instead of rice, I used chow mein noodles( the kind you have to boil)When plated it looked pleasing, but the noodles turned out too dry. I added some more soy sauce to them and that made it smoother. Over all, for my first try it was "Ok" but with a little practice and trying this, or trying that, I''m sure this reciepe with turn out great. But remember, all good cooks say that using "fresh ingredents" makes the difference.