3.20.2012

Stir Fry with Beef and Snow Peas

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A lot has happened since my last post. Where do I start?
1) My favorite co-worker left the nest and I no longer see her on a daily basis.
2) The husband and I celebrated yet another anniversary -- 16 years have passed since our first kiss at the Whittier Public Library. Yikes.
3) I finally joined Pintrest.
4) Oh, and I met and fell in love with Tom Welling. I mean 16 years is a pretty good run. So, I'm not feeling too guilty.

I'd love to dwell about my new found love. And have been. But, my friends, coworkers and husband are pretty tired of hearing about it. The husband advised that I live with the "pain of my desire quietly" (I am quoting him), and eventually it will fade. So here I go. Let's talk about this stir fry folks!

This was one of the first recipes I pinned on Pintrest. It's from Pioneer Woman. And it's pretty good, packing a lot of flavor for a quick marinade. Perfect for the weeknight. I made just a few little changes. First, I added a lot more green onions, because we have a forest of them growing in our yard. And second,  I added garlic. Because really, you should always have garlic in a dish like this. Otherwise, the below recipe is word-for-word from Ree's site.

Now back to dealing with my desire, quietly.

Beef With Snow Peas

1-1/2 pound Flank Steak, Trimmed Of Fat And Sliced Very Thin Against The Grain
1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons Sherry Or Cooking Sherry
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Ginger
8 ounces, weight Fresh Snow Peas, Ends Trimmed|
5 whole Scallions, Cut Into Haf-inch Pieces On The Diagonal
Salt As Needed (use Sparingly)
3 Tablespoons Peanut Or Olive Oil
Crushed Red Pepper, For Sprinkling
2-3 cloves of minced garlic

1) In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, cornstarch, and ginger. Add sliced meat to bowl and toss with hands. Set aside.
2) Heat oil in a heavy skillet (iron is best) or wok over high heat. Add snow peas and stir for 45 seconds. Remove to a separate plate. Set aside.
3) Allow pan to get very hot again. With tongs, add half the meat mixture, leaving most of the marinade still in the bowl. Add half the scallions and garlic. Spread out meat as you add it to pan, but do not stir for a good minute. Turn meat to the other side and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove to a clean plate.
4) Repeat with other half of meat, allowing pan to get very hot again first. After turning it, add the first plateful of meat, the rest of the marinade, and the snow peas. Stir over high heat for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Check seasonings and add salt only if it needs it. Mixture will thicken as it sits.

Serve immediately over rice. Sprinkle crushed red pepper over the top to give it some spice.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This looks really great! I love stir fry so much, but I haven't made on in so long! I think this is the perfect time to cook a stir fry again using this recipe. I will definitely try to create this. Thank you for sharing!

    Easy Stir Fry

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