I forget where I found this recipe, but it’s a pretty nifty way to spice up a stir-fry.
Josh’s Easy Marinated Beef
Beef (two porterhouse steaks makes enough stiry-fry for 3-4 people)
2 cloves of garlic
1 small red chilli
ginger (about as much ginger as garlic)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons oil (peanut oil or sesame oil are best – canola oil also works)
Full recipe after the jump.
Stick the beef in the microwave – it should take about 7 minutes to defrost. While you’re waiting, finely chop the garlic and ginger. Slice the chilli down the middle, and carefully remove the seeds and the white stuff in the middle. Chop the chilli into small pieces, and mix it with the garlic and ginger.
Side note: beware of chillies. They are little red cobalt-jacketed nuclear bombs. Wash your hands after chopping them; try not to touch the seeds; and don’t rub your eyes.
Cut the beef into strips.
Pour the oil and soy sauce into a mixing bowl; add the chopped vegies and mix them in thoroughly. Add the beef, mix until all the soy sauce has coated the beef, and leave for 1-2 hours.
Continue preparing stir-fry as you normally would; just substitute the marinated beef for ordinary beef. You can also toss any leftover marinade into the wok.