I love a good stir-fry and this one is loaded with flavor and color. I am expecially a sucker for fresh ginger, and the way it smells. Another great thing about stir-fry is that you can add or subtract ingredients according to your personal taste or what you might have on hand. Give this recipe a try- I think it’s good enough for company!
Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup plum sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more if you like it really spicy!)
1 lb boneless, sirloin steak – cut into 2” strips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium red pepper
1 1/2 cup broccoli
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
4 green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
5 tablespoons salted peanuts, chopped
1. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch & cold water until smooth. Stir in plum sauce, ginger, soy sauce, and pepper flakes. Set aside.
2. In large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
3. In the same pan, stir fry peppers, broccoli, carrots, onions, and garlic until tender. Return beef to pan. Whisk plum sauce mix over it. Cook and stir until thick. Stir in peanuts and sesame seeds to your liking and serve over rice (we happen to like brown in our family, but white is a classic for stir-fry.)
Serve in a pretty asian inspired dish if you have one and enjoy!!