Stir-Fry of Beef, Carrots, Snake Beans, Ginger and Garlic


Stir-Fry of Beef, Carrots, Snake Beans, Ginger and Garlic

Stir-Fry of Beef, Carrots, Snake Beans, Ginger and Garlic

Episode 58: Cindy's Menu

Yield

Serves 4

Ingredients

3 tablespoons/45 ml olive oil
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 pound/450 g New York steak or filet mignon steak, fat and sinew trimmed, meat sliced into thin strips
1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced diagonally
6 ounces/170 g green beans, cut diagonally into 3-inch/8-cm pieces
6 ounces/170 g yellow wax beans, cut diagonally into 3-inch/8-cm pieces
1/4 cup/55 ml sweet Chinese rice wine (mirin)
1/4 cup/55 ml reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup /55 ml water
1 tablespoon/15 g oyster sauce
1 cup/75 g bean sprouts
3 large green onions, thinly sliced diagonally
1 teaspoon/5 ml toasted sesame oil
Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
2 teaspoons/4 g toasted sesame seeds
Steamed rice (optional)

Preparation

  1. Place a large wok over a high heat. Once the wok is very hot add 1 tablespoon/15 ml of olive oil and swirl the wok to coat with the oil. Add ½ of the shallots, garlic and ginger to the hot wok, then immediately add ½ of the beef.
  2. Stir fry for about 2 minutes or until the beef is semi cooked to medium-rare doneness. Immediately transfer the beef mixture to a baking sheet and set aside.
  3. Return the wok to high heat and repeat this process with 1 tablespoon/15 ml of olive oil, the shallots, garlic, ginger and beef. Working in two batches will allow the beef to sear properly and transferring the beef mixture to a baking sheet prevents it from overcooking.
  4. Return the empty wok to high heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon/15 ml of olive oil, the carrots and beans. Stir fry for about 3 minutes or until the vegetables soften slightly.
  5. Add the rice wine, soy sauce, water and oyster sauce and continue to stir fry for a further 4 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender and the sauce reduces slightly.
  6. Add the bean sprouts and stir fry 1 minute longer. Return the beef mixture to the wok and add the green onions. Stir fry for 2 minutes or until the beef mixture is heated through.
  7. Stir in the sesame oil and remove from the heat. Divide the stir fry among 4 serving dishes, mounding in the center, and sprinkle with the cilantro leaves and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with steamed rice, if desired.

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