Stir fry dishes are one of the easiest, fastest and most convenient dishes to pull together when you are looking for something hearty and fulfilling. My Asian blood in me almost most of the time screams for something hot from the work and almost certainly the dish needs to be served over a bowl of steaming hot rice.
This is one of my favorite stir fry dishes. This dish was inspired by my Aunt Lydia. She makes it the best! Using hoisin sauce as the key ingredient here, this dish is full of flavor when cooked with beef or chicken. If you haven’t already tried hoisin sauce, then think of it as a Chinese style barbeque soy sauce. It is absolutely lovely!
Here I made my stir fry dish, it is super easy with just a few ingredients that you probably already have sitting in your fridge.
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Have a great weekend.
Stir Fried Beef with Hoisin Sauce
1 lbs flank steak, slice into thin strips. (or into chunks) don’t forget to slice it across the grain.
2 whole carrots, you can shred it or cut into strips.
1 small onion, sliced
1 tbs fresh ginger, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
Vegetable oil for stir fry
1/4 cup of water
4 tbs hoisin sauce
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbs shaoxing cooking wine or dry sherry
1 tbs cornstarch
Pinch of salt.
Combine all together and marinate the sliced beef and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
When the beef has done marinating, heat your wok or use a non stick pan and add about a tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is heated, drop in the sliced onion, ginger and garlic and stir it up till it’s all nice and fragrant. Now, add in the carrots and stir fry briefly for a minute and then remove it from the pan.
Then add in 2 tablespoon of oil to the same pan or work and start frying up the marinated beef. Cook the beef until it changes color and the sides are nicely brown. Now, add the carrots, onion and ginger back to the pan with the meat and continue to stir fry a minute. Add in the ¼ cup water and allow the sauce to come to a boil and stir it till it thickens. You may add in a pinch of sugar at this point if you want. Just to balance out the saltiness of the sauce.
Serve this up with a bowl of steam or fried rice and enjoy!