|Five Spice Ginger Beef|
Such a quick and easy workday supper. Quick cooking, thinly sliced steak and 4 minute Chinese thin noodles can help have this delicious dish on the table in under 20 minutes.
2 thick cut strip loin steaks, well trimmed and thinly sliced.
In a very hot wok, heat 3 tbsp peanut oil
Season the steak strips with salt and pepper and quickly stir fry for only a minute or two. Be careful not to overcook the beef at this stage ; a minute or two is really long enough. Remove beef from the wok and set aside.
Add another couple of tablespoons of peanut oil to the wok and quickly sauté
4 cloves minced garlic
Add to the wok:
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce
3 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp Chinese five spice powder
4 tbsp molasses
1 tsp crushed chili paste
4 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
3 tsp toasted sesame oil
Simmer the sauce for about 5 minutes or until it thickens to the consistency of a glaze. Toss the beef back into the sauce along with one chopped red bell pepper and cook only enough to heat through, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately over rice or Chinese noodles and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.