OK. I failed. I missed December and my Everyday Food “commitment”. So….I owe you a recipe from the lovely magazines that sadly sits on my shelf and stares at me, begging to be utilized! I decided to try the sesame beef, one because I love Asian food and second after the gluttony that went on here during the holiday, we certainly could use something light and figure friendly!
My whole family loves when I make stir-fry, but I usually go the “cheap” route and use chicken. I thought this would be a nice change. It certainly was. Not only did they gobble it up in a flash but we had no leftovers! Nothing. All gone! AND they requested I make it again. VERY SOON…wow…they are quite a feisty bunch!
Everyday Food December 2010 issue #78
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
3/4 pound boneless New York strip steak, thinly sliced (honestly, I had about 1.25lb of steak and it worked fine)
2 red bell peppers, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
Cooked rice, for serving
Thinly sliced scallions greens (optional), for serving
In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry, sugar, vinegar, red-pepper flakes, and cornstarch. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. In two batches, cook meat, undisturbed, until browned on one side, about 2 minutes per batch. Transfer to a plate.
Add 1 teaspoon oil and bell peppers to skillet and cook, stirring, until peppers are crisp-tender, 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Whisk soy sauce mixture and add to skillet, along with steak. Cook, stirring, until sauce thickens, 1 minute. Stir in sesame seeds. To serve, spoon beef mixture over rice and top with scallion greens if desired.
This was so delicious and easy to make. The only thing I would suggest is that you get all your prep work done ahead of time. This recipe goes pretty fast once you start cooking so be ready. I had my steak sliced, pepper sliced, sauce mixed, sesame seeds toasted…etc…everything in bowls/plates ready to hit the pan!
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Peace and Fail,
Older Everyday Food Posts:
September: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Sesame Noodles
October: Apple and Sour Cream Coffee Cake
November: Linguini with Lemon Cream Sauce
December: …. yep nothing because I was overwhelmed, tired and dropped the ball…yay me!
Recipe also on Linky Party below: