Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Stir Fry Beef with Scallions and Snow Peas

This Stir Fry Beef with Scallions and Snow Peas is a quick and easy Chinese dish that will have you putting away those take out menus for good.  

Sometimes making a stir fry can be very time consuming when you have to chop, slice and dice all those vegetables.   In this very simple stir fry, I used frozen snow peas, two jalapenos for heat and a lot of scallions.  I simply adore scallions.  They give such a wonderful and fresh onion flavor and really make any dish pop.  We usually relegate scallions as a finishing ingredient or a fresh garnish for Asian meals.  I think scallions are so delicious they should be front and center in the a dish like this stir fry. 

The sauce is also very simple with just soy sauce and Hoison sauce.  Now I do use Chinese cooking wine called Shaohsing wine, but you can always substitute cooking sherry or dry sherry if you cannot find it in your grocery store.  

I love everything a bit spicy so I added jalapenos and red chili flakes, but you are the boss in your kitchen so add what you like.  This stir fry is simple in ingredients, but full of bold flavor.  So buy a bunch of scallions and make it the star of your next dish. 


Stir Fry Beef with Scallions and Snow Peas
Recipe by Ramona from Kitchen Simmer
1 1/2 pounds flank steak cut into thin bite size slices
2 bunches of scallions cut into large pieces
2 large handfuls of snow peas (fresh or frozen)
2 jalapeno peppers sliced
1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
1 clove grated fresh garlic 
red chili flakes (to taste)
salt and black pepper (to season beef)

4-5 Tbs Soy sauce (or more to taste)
2 Tbs Hoison sauce
2 tsp Shaohsing Rice wine (not rice vinegar) -can substitute dry sherry or cooking sherry

Cut beef into small and thin bite size pieces. Season cut beef lightly with salt and black pepper.   Heat pan on high heat and add 2 Tbs canola oil.  Then add beef and sear well.  When beef if cooked, lower heat to medium and add garlic and ginger, jalapeno peppers, snow peas, and 1/2 the scallions.  Saute well.

Then add the sauce ingredients and chili flakes, toss well and cook for several minutes.  Next Add the 2nd half of the scallions to the pan and toss well.  Cook for a minute and taste for salt and seasoning.  Adjust as needed.  Serve hot with rice.  Enjoy. 

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