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.


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.