Stir-Fried Beef with Oyster Sauce
1 pound lean beef steak
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
2 teaspoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons peanut oil
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions, to garnish
Cut the beef into slices 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick, cutting against the
grain of the meat. Put them into a bowl. Mix in the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice
wine or sherry, and cornstarch. Let the meat marinate for 20 minutes.
Heat a wok until it is very hot, then add the peanut oil. When it is very hot
and slightly smoking, add the beef slices and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until
Remove the meat from the wok and drain well in a colander set over a bowl.
Discard the drained oil. Wipe the wok clean and reheat it over a high heat. Add
the oyster sauce and bring it to a simmer. Return the drained beef slices to the
wok and toss them thoroughly with the oyster sauce.
Turn the mixture on to a serving platter, garnish with the
scallions, and serve immediately.
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