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Stir-Fried Beef with Oyster Sauce

We love the concept of a stir-fry: it’s basically a ‘use what’s in the fridge’ kind of meal. That said, employ this wonderful, savory recipe as a template for what you have lingering about — mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, etc. Oyster sauce compliments anything, so feel free to use shrimp, pork, chicken, or tofu instead of the beef. The key to a good stir-fry is to have the veggies cut in similarly-small sizes so that everything cooks quickly.

Stir-Fried Beef with Oyster Sauce

1 lb. lean beef steak (we used sirloin)
1 tbs. soy sauce
1 tbs. rice wine or dry sherry
2 tsp. sesame oil
2 tsp. cornstarch
3 tbs. vegetable oil
1 red pepper, cut into chunky dice
1 green pepper, cut into chunky dice
3 tbs. oyster sauce
2 green onions, finely shredded, to garnish

Cut the beef into thin slices against the grain. Mix the soy sauce, rice wine or sherry, sesame oi,l and cornstarch in a bowl. Add the beef strips and toss to coat. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes or up to 4 hours.

Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over a high heat. Add the beef and marinade and stir-fry until lightly browned. Remove to a colander set inside a bowl. Drain any remaining oil from the pan and discard.

Add the peppers to the pan with about ¼ cup water and cook until the peppers have just softened and the water has evaporated, 4-5 minutes. Return the drained beef to the pan and stir in the oyster sauce. Heat through and turn out onto a serving platter. Top with the green onions and serve immediately with steamed rice.


One Comment Post a comment
  1. Jinny #

    Great recipe! Easy to prepare and delicious. I will definitely be making this again.

    October 1, 2016

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