Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny
Gardening

Monday, January 16, 2012

Spicy Beef And Greens Stir Fry Recipe

This recipe is very good and easy. I have changed a recipe provided by EatingWell.com through Kitchendaily link. Here I have used Swiss chard and Kohlrabi leaves from my winter garden. The leaves of the Kohlrabi are great to saute and stir fry.

Ingredients:         Serves about 4-5 people

 1/4 cup rice vinegar or half water and half vinegar.
 (Or 1/4 cup apple juice or cider)

 1 1/2 T. Oyster-flavored sauce.
 (you can use the real stuff, but I think the cheap flavored kind tastes better. If you cannot find this you can use 1 1/2 T. soy sauce, 1/4 tsp kelp powder/granules or diced, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. sugar/sweet of choice. Or Try 1 T. soy sauce 1/2 T. fish sauce, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. sugar/sweet of choice).

 2 tsp. cornstarch

 1 tsp. sesame oil

 3 tsp. veggie oil

1 1/2 pounds beef sliced thin and bite size.
(you can try pork, chicken, shrimp or fish to). Use less meat, if less people are to be served. I use half the meat for two. FYI. You can buy a beef bottom roast and cut it to portion size and freeze or I have been buying 7 roasts from an organic cattle farmer and cutting it up into protion sizes to freeze.

1/4-1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes.
( I use 1/2 tsp).

About 1 pound of Swiss chard, kohlrabi leaves, Bockchoi or other greens that do well with fry/saute. Less or more. chopped to bite size and optional stems removed.

Sesame seeds about 2 T.

Cooked rice or rice noodles

(1) Whisk in the first 3 ingredients (Rice vinegar, oyster sauce, and cornstarch) in a small bowl until the cornstarch is dissolved.

(2) Heat 1 tsp. veggie oil and 1 tsp. sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium to high heat. Add beef and red pepper to taste, cook stirring, until beef begins to brown.  Transfer meat to bowl or plate.

(3) Heat up the other 2 tsp. veggie oil in same pan over medium to high heat and add greens. Stir and cook until they begin to wilt. Stir in the cornstarch mixture. Pour the meat mixture back into the pan. Add 1 T. sesame seeds and cook, stirring, until heated through and the sauce has thickened slightly.

Serve over cooked rice or rice noodles and sprinkle with more sesame seeds.