Ginger Beef

Ginger Beef

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Ginger Beef

Most Friday nights I go out for some sort of Asian meal. I call it “Get Your Asian On Fridays.” For me it’s a nice break from the normal weekday meals. I think I’ve tried just about every Chinese and Thai restaurant near my apt. Sometimes I just like to make some sort of stir fry at home. Here is a tasty Ginger Beef recipe that I think you’ll like. If you’re not a fan of the mushrooms then swap them for a vegetable that you do like.

INGREDIENTS

1 Pound Beef Flank Steak

3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

2 Tablespoons Dry Sherry

3 Teaspoons Grated Fresh Ginger

1 Minced Garlic Clove

3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil

8 Ounces Sliced Mushrooms

1 Large Thinly Sliced Carrot

8 Ounces Sugar Snap Peas or Snow Peas

2 Diced Celery Stalks

1 Thinly Sliced Onion

2 Teaspoons Cornstarch

8 Ounces Fresh Bean Sprouts (Optional)

Cut the steak lengthwise in half. Slice the steak crosswise into 1/8 inch thick slices. In a medium bowl mix the steak, soy sauce, sherry, ginger and garlic. Set aside. In a large skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over a medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and carrots. Stir often until the liquid evaporates and then transfer to a large bowl. In the same skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over a medium high heat and add the sugar snap peas (remove the strings), celery and onions. Cook and stir until tender and crisp. Stir in the bean sprouts if you want the bean sprouts and cook for about 2 minutes. Transfer the vegetables into the bowl with the mushroom mixture. In a small bowl mix the cornstarch and ½ cup of water until the mixture is smooth. In the same skillet or wok, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over a medium high heat until very hot. Add half of the steak mixture and cook. Stir constantly, until the beef loses its pink color. Transfer to the bowl with the mushrooms. Repeat with the remaining steak mixture. Finally, return the vegetables and all the beef back to the skillet or wok. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook. Stir constantly until the liquid is slightly thickened and comes to a boil. Remove and serve. Serves 4

    Victoria

    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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