CHINESE BEEF WITH OYSTER SAUCE

I love simple oriental dishes. Those that you can make with the ingredients that are already in your pantry. An added bonus is if you can pre-prepare some of the items. This recipe ticks all of those boxes. It’s really a yummy middle of the week meal.

CHINESE BEEF WITH OYSTER SAUCE, serves 4

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10 ml (2 tsp) cornflour

2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) Chinese five-spice powder

10 ml (2 tsp) sesame oil

10 ml (2 tsp) dry sherry

5ml (1 tsp) sugar

300 g sirloin beef, trimmed & finely sliced

Oil, for deep frying

3cm fresh root ginger, peeled & finely sliced

2 spring onions, sliced

75g green beans or mange tout, ends trimmed

100g oyster or other mushrooms, sliced

45ml (3 tbsp) beef stock

30ml (2 tbsp) oyster sauce

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Combine the cornflour, five-spice powder, oil, sherry & half the sugar in a bowl. Add the beef & toss to coat well. Cover & leave overnight to marinate.

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Heat 2-3cm oil in a wok or heavy-based pot & deepfry the beef for a minute. Remove & drain on a paper towel. Carefully pour off the oil, retaining 30 ml (2 tbsp) in the wok. When this is hot, stir fry the ginger & spring onions for a minute. Add the mange tout & mushrooms & stir-fry for another minute. Add stock & remaining sugar & stir-fry for 1 minute before adding cooked beef & oyster sauce. Toss to combine & serve with rice.

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Enjoy.

Yolandi ♥

*Recipe slightly adapted from the original published in the Sunday Times Lifestyle section (17 August 2014).

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