Nov 30, 2010

Beef, Shiitake and Snow Pea Stirfry

There is only one dish SA asks for other than cheeseburger meatloaf and that is stir fry.  I normally suck at making stir fry. Seriously. I know what you are thinking. How can you screw up a stir fry? It's a relatively simple dish, a simple idea and a simple preparation.  However I absolutely hate my stir fry.  I think it always melds into too many flavors and I don't like the way the sauce tastes. This however is a recipe I modified from a Bon Appetit recipe and it ROCKS my SOCKS! The sauce... oh let me talk about the sauce for a moment.  THE SAUCE was amazing velvety and spicy sweet and savory, it embodies everything I never knew I always wanted  a stir fry to be.  The shiitake were meaty and woody, the snow peas crisp and green and the meat was delicious.  I'm sold. I LOVE MY STIR FRY!

1 1-pound top sirloin steak, cut into 2-inch-long, 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
12 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, thickly sliced
8 ounces snow peas
1 med size shallot thinly sliced.
5 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger, scallions and mushrooms; stir-fry until mushrooms are tender, about 3 minutes. Add beef to skillet; stir-fry until beef browns but is still pink in center, about 2 minutes. Add snow peas stir-fry 1 minute. Stir in hoisin, chili-garlic sauce, and five-spice powder; saute until peas are crisp-tender, about a minute.


Jennifurla said...

your stir fry looks great, I too stear clear of it but this looks simple and tasty.

Merut said...

Yay - success! I love making stir fry at home, except that I make it too saucy. I will have to try your sauce. I only wish my fiance did not have a beef ban in place.

Mary said...

This sounds gorgeous to me. It looks great as well. It is always terrific when something from the kitchen turns out to be what you imagined it should be. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

I can see why it rocks your socks! It looks and sounds delicious! I'm new here and will enjoy following your blog. Thanks for the great recipe!

Krista said...

Oooh! I love stir fry! I'd have to sub button mushrooms for the shiitake (I'm allergic), but this sounds awesome! YUM!