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Another quick, easy and tasty dish to serve with rice and stir-fried vegetables.
As with all my other dishes, everything was chopped and marinated well in advance and popped into tubs in the fridge until I was ready to cook.
The beef was cut up into thick slices about 2 inches long. Then into a bowl with light soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine and cornflour. The recipe says 20 minutes, I had it marinating for a few hours and it was fine to use.
I also added some chunks of spring onion to the stir fry which I cut on the diagonal.
My wok was put on the heat until very hot and then I added some oil. I waited till the oil was smoking hot and added the beef slices. They got stir fried for about 5 minutes until cooked and then removed and drained well in a colander, discarding the drained oil.
I wiped the wok clean and then re-heated it before adding some oyster sauce and bringing it to a simmer. The beef goes back in the wok and stirred thoroughly before being served garnished with finely chopped spring onions.
Beef in Oyster Sauce
- 450g beef fillet
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 2 tsps sesame oil
- 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
- 2 tsps cornflour
- 3 tbsp groundnut (peanut) oil or vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1½ tbsps finely chopped spring onions to garnish
- Cut the beef fillet into thick slices about 2 inches long.
- Marinate the beef in a bow with the light soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine and cornflour for at least 20 minutes.
- Heat a wok until very hot. Add the groundnut oil and when it is hot and slightly smoking, add the beef and stir fry for about 5 minutes until cooked. Remove from the wok and drain in a colander, discarding the oil.
- Reheat the wok, add the oyster sauce and bring to a simmer.
- Return the beef to the wok and mix thoroughly.
- Serve garnished with the spring onions.