Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Switching it up.... Beef and snow peas

It wasn't on the menu for tonight.  But the veggies were calling my name.  They looked so good.  And then we decided to go to the movies on Friday night, which means we wouldn't all be eating together.  So I decided to go ahead and make it tonight.

You'll notice that dinner tonight is beef and snow peas.  But mine has orange peppers.  Please, don't tell The Pioneer Woman that I changed her recipe.  Because I think her recipes are pretty good as they are.  But I had that pepper and it was calling my name. 

Maybe I'll rename the dish... beef with snow peas and that yummy orange pepper.

1 lb sirloin steak, sliced thin
1/2 c soy sauce
2 TBSP Brown Sugar
2 TBSP Corn Starch
1 tsp ginger powder (but please feel free to substitute 1 TBSP fresh ginger)
8 oz snow peas, trimmed
1 orange pepper, sliced
5 whole scallions, cut on the bias
3 TBSP olive oil
Crushed red pepper for sprinkling
Brown rice

Start by prepping all your meat and veggies... it makes life go smoother.  And we'd all like life to be a little smoother, right?

In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch and ginger together.  Add the beef and set aside.

Heat oil in a heavy skillet or wok over high heat.  Add the snow peas and pepper.  Cook for 45 seconds.  Remove from pan.

Let the pan get very hot again and add half the beef (leaving the marinade in the bowl) and half the scallions.  Don't move it for 1 minute, letting it get some really good color and flavor from the heat.   Turn it over and cook 30 seconds more.

Remove beef from the pan and set aside. 

Let the pan get screaming hot again, and then add the second round of beef and scallions.  Let it sit for one minute and then turn it over.  At this point add the marinade to the pan.

Add the veggies.  Let it sit for 30 seconds and then turn off the heat. 

Let it sit a few minutes to thicken the sauce.

Serve over the brown rice.  Add some pepper flake to give it some heat.


Thanks to those who followed the link from Good Cheap Eats!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome, I just made ginger stir-fried shrimp with snowpeas from the Mar. 2011 Food & Wine. This is similer and looks real easy n Tasty too. Bravo!!