Beef in Oyster Sauce

On Saturday we went to our local farm shop and picked up some wonderful ingredients, including beef and brocolli. I love beef stir frys, but I’ve never cooked one at home before. So with the coupling of an excellent piece of meat (I trust cooking it quickly if it’s good quality) and a super sharp knife I set to work.

Ingredients (marinade)

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mirin (or dry sherry/sake/white wine)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • good grind of black pepper
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloved, sliced
  • 1 cm piece of ginger, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
How to make it 

Slice the beef as finely as you can and then marinate the beef for at least 20 minutes, or overnight if you’ve thought ahead. Then stir-fried the lot: onions first, then take them out, followed by beef, then take it out, then the green veg, then re-add the beef and onions. If I were to do this again I would cut the beef even thinner so I could cook it in 2 minutes rather than 5 (approx).


3 responses to “Beef in Oyster Sauce

  1. Nilmandra January 21, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    That looks really good! I agree about the beef. I always slice it as thin as I could manage so it cooks in a flash and stays tender too 🙂

  2. missbliss January 21, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Hehe – funny you should ask that. It usually goes:me: “noodles or rice?”him: “what we having?”Then, depending on the dish, we come to an agreement about whether we should have rice or noodles. 🙂

  3. Greg January 21, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Oh yum! You have outdone yourself. Do you prefer noodles to rice? Nice presentation.

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