Beef with Oyster Sauce

Oyster sauce is made with dried oysters, soy sauce and brine. It is used to enhance the flavor of stir-fries.


Makes 4 servings


1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound boneless beef top sirloin or tenderloin steaks
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
3 thin green onions, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
Hot cooked white rice (optional)


  1. Combine soy sauce, garlic and crushed red pepper in medium bowl. Cut beef lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Toss beef with soy sauce mixture. Cover; marinate in refrigerator 20 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  2. Blend broth and oyster sauce into cornstarch in cup until smooth.
  3. Heat wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; heat until hot. Add half of beef mixture; stir-fry until beef is barely pink in center. Remove to bowl. Repeat with remaining beef mixture; remove and set aside.
  4. Stir broth mixture and add to wok along with onions. Stir-fry 1 minute or until sauce boils and thickens.
  5. Return beef along with any accumulated juices to wok; heat through. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve with rice.

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