Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Beef with Snow Peas

Okay, so this probably isn't the best picture haha!

Last night I really wanted to make something different and I had read Lauren's Menu on Sunday and decided the Beef with Snow Peas would be tasty!  So thank you Lauren for letting me copy you!  ;)

This recipe is by the Pioneer Woman.  And as you all know, she NEVER disappoints!  If I tell Kevin that whatever I've cooked is from her, he will eat it.  Hilarious from a picky eater!

As you all know, on the PW link above, she gives detailed instructions but here is the recipe...

 - 1-½ pound Flank Steak, Trimmed Of Fat And Sliced Very Thin Against The Grain
 - ½ cups Low Sodium Soy Sauce
 - 3 Tablespoons Sherry Or Cooking Sherry
 - 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
 - 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
 - 1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Ginger
  - 8 ounces, weight Fresh Snow Peas, Ends Trimmed
 - 5 whole Scallions, Cut Into Haf-inch Pieces On The Diagonal
 - Salt As Needed (use Sparingly)
 - 3 Tablespoons Peanut Or Olive Oil (I omited this)
 - Crushed Red Pepper, For Sprinkling
 - Jasmine Or Long Grain Rice, Cooked According To Package

Preparation Instructions
In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, cornstarch, and ginger. Add sliced meat to bowl and toss with hands. Set aside.

Heat oil in a heavy skillet (iron is best) or wok over high heat. Add snow peas and stir for 45 seconds. Remove to a separate plate. Set aside.

Allow pan to get very hot again. With tongs, add half the meat mixture, leaving most of the marinade still in the bowl. Add half the scallions. Spread out meat as you add it to pan, but do not stir for a good minute. (You want the meat to get as brown as possible in as short amount a time as possible.) Turn meat to the other side and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove to a clean plate.

Repeat with other half of meat, allowing pan to get very hot again first. After turning it, add the first plateful of meat, the rest of the marinade, and the snow peas. Stir over high heat for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Check seasonings and add salt only if it needs it. Mixture will thicken as it sits.

Serve immediately over rice. Sprinkle crushed red pepper over the top to give it some spice.


  1. Sounds great, I will have to try this one!

  2. That looks good and my husband would eat it as well!

  3. I think it looks absolutely delish!! I have a Pioneer Woman receipe I can't wait to try :)