Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Filipino Stir Fry: Beef and Green Beans

There are only so many comforting things in life. And regardless of the diet we are on/offing at the moment, sometimes all it takes is a simple stir fry to turn your day around. This is my go-to dish for coming home after a long day, typically around 8 or 9 pm. The Asians and Asian-food-fanatics amongst you will have everything at home anyways, and frying this up will take less than 30 minutes. You should honestly give this a try, and to be fair – depending on your diet it might not be even that big a deal breaker.

You will need:
Beef steak (about 200 – 250 g)
Handful of green beans (depending on your taste)
Handful of champignons (depending on your taste)
Half an onion
2 cloves of garlic
Rice (250 g)

For the sauce:
¼ cup of Soy Sauce
¼ cup of Oyster Sauce
1 Tablespoon brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon sesame Oil
1-2 Tablespoons of Water

1.       Cut your beef in thin slices, preferably bite-size. Slice the onion, garlic, beans and champignons.
2.       Fire up your stove and let the wok pre-heat. Once heated-up, start with the beef. Then, add the onions & garlic. Let that fry. Add your green beans and champignons.
3.       Once the vegetables are fairly done (around 3-4 minutes), add the brown sugar, oyster sauce, soy sauce; sesame oil and water. Stir everything and wait until sauce thickens.
4.       Serve with steamed white rice and ENJOY!

You wouldn’t need to add any salt, the sauces carry plenty of flavour! Also, you can of course chose to mix up the veggies. Try variants with sugar snaps or capsicum. You can also drizzle some sesame seeds or sliced spring onion on top for aesthetics. This dish can be dressed-up or –down, all depends on you. Let me know how this works out for you!

1 comment:

  1. Werd ich bald mal ausprobieren! Now I'm hungry again *lol*