Friday, February 13, 2009

Spicy Beef Stir-Fry


What this lacks in authenticity (according to Eddie), it makes up for in taste. Best of all, it's a quick recipe, great for weeknights.

Spicy Beef Stir-Fry
Source: Food Network Magazine, February/March 2009

You will need:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine, dry sherry or white vermouth (I used sherry)
  • 1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced against the grain into strips
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 1-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 5-7 dried red chilies, halved
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 heads baby bok choy, halved
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  1. Whisk the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of rice wine in a medium bowl. Add the beef, season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Mix the remaining 1 tablespoon rice wine, the oyster sauce and sesame oil in a large bowl. Set the bowl near the stove.
  3. Heat a wok or large nonstick skillet over high heat until very hot. Add 3 tablespoons peanut oil, then the ginger, garlic and chilies. Stir-fry until fragrant, approximately 1 minute. Add the beef and cook, stirring or shaking the skillet occasionally, 3-4 minutes. Transfer the beef with a slotted spoon to the sauce mixture and toss.
  4. If the pan is dry, add 1 tablespoon of peanut oil, then add the onion and stir-fry until just soft, approximately 2 minutes. Add the bok choy and sugar; stir-fry until wilted. Return the beef and any juices to the pan and stir to combine. Serve over rice.

4 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

Doesn't look too "inauthentic" to me! Looks yummy!

valerie said...

Ummm...did my dinner invite "get lost in the mail"? This looks yummy!

10yearstogether said...

I think it looks fanto (my shortcut word for fantastico)! I like the way you stick in cooking posts every now and then.

amber said...

that looks tasty! i love quick weekenight meals.