Beef with Oyster sauce is one of our favorite Chinese meals. Before we were even married my husband was cooking from a wonderful Chinese cookbook called Pei Mei’s Chinese Cookbook. Apparently Pei Mei was a famous Chinese culinary artist with a very distinguished background. In 1955 she established the Chinese Cooking Institute in Taipei. In 1962 she started a cooking show on TV. She has been awarded many other honors and I’m not surprised because her recipes are wonderful.

The only special ingredient you will need to make this tasty recipe is Oyster sauce, which can be found in most grocery stores. When we first started cooking from this cookbook many of the ingredient s could only be found in a Chinese grocery store. This simple recipe will make you feel like you’ve just brought home take out from your favorite Chinese restaurant!beef with oyster sauce

Beef with Oyster Sauce

Ingredients:

1 lb lean beef (flank steak)
15 pieces of scallion, sliced
15 slices of ginger (the size of a quarter)

Marinade:

½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp oil

oyster sauce, sesame oilSeasoning Sauce:

2 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp cornstarch
½ tsp sesame oil
oil
1 pound green vegetable (bok choy, broccoli)
½ Tbsp wine
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Slice the beef very thin into 1” squares, put in a bowl and marinate for ½ hour at least (longer is better). Slice the beef when it is still partially frozen as you can cut it into very thin slices. Then add in 2 Tbsp oil and mix well.beef, Chinese cooking

Boil the green vegetable in boiling water for about 2 minutes.green vegetable, broccoli Remove from pan and stir-fry with Tbsp oil, season with wine, salt and sugar, set aside.

Heat oil in wok add beef and stir fry until done. Remove beef and drain off oil from pan.

Use another 2 Tbsp oil to stir fry scallions and ginger, add beef, stir quickly over high heat, add the seasoning sauce.Beef and Broccoli, Chinese cooking Stir until thickened and heated through. Add the broccoli.beef and broccoli, Chinese cooking

Serve over rice. Even the leftovers are delicious!Chinese cooking, beef and broccoli

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