Archive for February 18th, 2012

beef stirfry

so delicious! and authentic! just need a wok!

I changed out some of the vegetables and used what I had in the refrigerator but here is the basic recipe:

Black Pepper Beef and Stir-Fry

Reprinted with permission from Ching’s Everyday Easy Chinese: More Than 100 Quick & Healthy Chinese Recipes by Ching-He Huang, copyright (c) 2011. Published by William Morrow Cookbooks.

Serves 2-4


  • Stir-Fry:
  • 9 oz beef sirloin, fat removed
  • and meat cut into 1/4-inch
  • slices
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 2 tbsps of peanut oil
  • 1-inch piece of fresh
  • ginger, peeled and grated
  • 11 oz mixture of sliced snow
  • peas, broccoli, sugar snap
  • peas, baby bok choy, red
  • cabbage, ribbons of
  • carrot, and baby scallions
  • Dash of light soy sauce or
  • to taste
  • Marinade:
  • 1 tbsp of dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Shaohsing rice wine
  • or dry sherry
  • 2 pinches of ground black
  • pepper


My grandmother always said that if we ate vegetables of every color of the rainbow, we would stay as healthy as anything. This is the perfect way to ensure you get more than your five a day.
For the Marinade:
Mix together the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl, then add the beef and stir to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 20 minutes to marinate, then remove from the marinade (reserving it) and dust with the cornstarch.

For the Stir-Fry:
Heat a wok over high heat, and when it starts to smoke, add half the peanut oil. Add the ginger and stir-fry for a second or so, then add the vegetable mixture and toss together in the wok. Add a drop of water to create a little steam for cooking the vegetables. Cook for 1 minute and transfer to a plate.

Place the wok back over the heat and add the remaining peanut oil, followed by the beef. Let the meat settle for a few seconds, then stir in the wok for 1-2 minutes. Add the stir-fried vegetables and toss together with the beef. Season with additional light soy sauce, then transfer to a serving plate and eat immediately.

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