Sunday, August 19, 2012

Beef with Snow Peas

Yum.  Beef with Snow Peas is a Pioneer Woman recipe and I suggest you give it a go.  It is really tasty and fast to make!  This will probably make it into your "keeper" recipe file.  It made it into mine!

Beef with Snow Peas
adapted from the Pioneer Woman

1-1/2 pound flank steak, trimmed of fat and sliced very thin along the diagonal
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
3 Tablespoons sherry or cooking sherry
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
8 ounces, weight fresh snow peas, ends trimmed
5 whole Scallions, cut into half-inch pieces on the diagonal
salt as needed (use sparingly)
3 Tablespoons peanut or olive oil
crushed red pepper, for sprinkling
brown, jasmine or long grain rice, cooked according to package

Mix together soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, cornstarch, and ginger in a medium bowl. Add sliced meat and toss. Set aside.
Heat oil in a heavy skillet (iron is best) or wok over high heat. Add snow peas and stir for 45 seconds. Remove to a separate plate and set aside.
Allow pan to get very hot again. With tongs, add half the meat mixture, leaving most of the marinade still in the bowl. Add half the scallions. Spread out meat as you add it to pan, but do not stir for a good minute. (You want the meat to get as brown as possible in as short amount a time as possible.) Turn meat to the other side and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove to a clean plate.
Repeat with other half of meat, allowing pan to get very hot again first. After turning it, add the first plateful of meat, the rest of the marinade, and the snow peas. Stir over high heat for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Check seasonings and add salt only if it needs it. Mixture will thicken as it sits.
Serve immediately over rice. Sprinkle crushed red pepper over the top if desired.
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Fast, yummy dinner?  Here you go!

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