Friday, November 20, 2009

Beef with Red Onions

(Red onions add a distinctive flavor to this dish)

Serves 3 to 4

1 pound beef (flank or top sirloin steak), cut julienne
2 red onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 piece ginger, sliced
2 green onions, sliced diagonally

1 egg white
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon cooking wine
1 tablespoon cornstarch
A few drops of sesame oil

3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon sherry

1/4 cup water (if desired)

Oil for cooking


Cut beef across the grain. Add the marinade ingredients,
and marinade beef for about 15 minutes.

While beef is marinating, prepare vegetables and sauce.

Heat wok and add 2 tablespoons oil, allowing it to drizzle
down the sides. When oil is ready, add ginger and garlic.
Stir-fry briefly and add onions. Stir-fry until onions are
tender but not overcooked. Remove and set aside.

Add oil to wok. Add the beef, stir-frying until it changes
color. If desired, add water at this point to make a gravy.
Return the vegetables to the wok and mix well. Add the
green onion. Serve hot with rice.

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