Ding How

October 3, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Chinese food.  In the past, it seems that whenever I’ve tried to make it at home, it just doesn’t come out as tasty as take-out.

Thanks to Bon Appetit, that is no longer the case.

This dish is perfect.  It will have your family and friends asking for seconds, so you might want to double the recipe.  (We fought over the leftovers.)

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Beef, Mushroom & Snow Pea Stir-Fry

  • 1lb. sirloin steak, sliced into thin strips
  • 1TBS Asian sesame oil
  • 1TBS minced (and peeled) fresh  ginger
  •  2 large handfuls of mushrooms (I used Cremini, but the original recipe called for Shiitake — use what you like!)
  • 1 large handful of fresh snow peas
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced, divided
  • i cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped and divided
  • 5TBS Hoisin sauce
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1TBS Sriracha
  • 1/4TSP Chinese five-spice powder (You can find this at the grocery store, but I made my own)

Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper.  Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over med/hi heat.  Add ginger and mushrooms; stir-fry for about 3 minutes.  Add beef to skillet and stir-fry for another minute.  Add snow peas, half of the onions, half of the cilantro and stir-fry for 1 minute.  Stir in hoisin, Srircha, garlic and five-spice powder. Saute  until peas are crisp tender, about 2 minutes. 

Serve over brown rice and top with freshly chopped cilantro and green onions.

Bon Appetit!

 

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