Recipes

Oriental Beef with Peas

    2 tablespoons sherry, dry white wine or beer
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 pound or sirloin steak, thinly sliced
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 thin slice fresh ginger root OR ½ teaspoon ground ginger
    1 6-ounce package frozen pea pods OR a 10 ounce package of frozen peas, rinsed in hot water
    1 8-ounce can sliced mushrooms drained
    1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained

  1. In bowl, combine sherry, soy sauce, cornstarch and salt. Add sliced steak and stir to coat. Cover and marinate 1 hour at room temperature or several hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oil in Wok at 375°F/190.5°C. Add fresh ginger root, cooking 10-15 seconds. Remove from Wok. If using ground ginger, sprinkle over meat mixture. Drain any marinate off meat. Add half of steak to Wok; stir-fry 1 ½ minutes or until done. Push up side of Wok. Add remaining steak and stir-fry until done. Push up sides.
  3. Add pea pods and stir-fry 2-3 minutes until completely thawed. Push up sides or remove if using peas. Add mushrooms and water chestnuts, stir-fry until heated. Combine all ingredients. Reduce heat to warm for serving.

    Serves 3-4.