Friday, February 12, 2010

Beef and Snow Peas

Beef and Snow Peas
1 pound minute steak (tenderized)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil
4 slices peeled fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
8 oz. snow peas, fresh or frozen

Slice steak into 1/4 inch strips.  Combine the next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl.  Add meat, turning to coat.  Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes. 

Heat wok or skillet over medium-high heat.  Pour in oil and swirl to coat.  If using fresh ginger stirfry briefly, if using ground ginger add to steak mixture.  Then add steak and marinade to wok and stir-fry until meat is lightly browned and marinade is reduced.  Discard fresh ginger.  Add snow peas and stir-fry for a minute or two, just until they are heated through and tender yet keeping their bright green color.  Serve over rice.

I use brown rice: 2 cups of water, 1 cup of rice bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for 40 to 50 minutes.