Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Recipe for Stir Fry (Beef and Cabbage With Peanut Sauce)

Recipe for Stir Fry
Recipe for Stir Fry
Stir-fry is a great way to introduce healthy veggies, savory meats, and palatable sauces into your dining tables.  The recipes for stir fry are everything a dinner could be, that is quick and delicious.   We are always looking for better ways to have great food on the dinner plate fast and make dishes with five ingredients or less and even try out a collection of make-ahead recipes for a faster preparation.
This means we can really do this simple stir frying method at home and can surprise our families with a sumptuous meal with great reviews and absolute delight at a very short time.  This is the real crux of stir frying.   To start you with it, here is a simple and self explanatory recipe that can easily be prepared in your own kitchen.  Let us start cooking then.

1.    BEEF AND CABBAGE W/ PEANUT SAUCE: The subtle sweet peanut sauce blends deliciously with beef and cabbage and carrots in this sauté.  Spice up the dish with a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce such as Sriracha or red chilli flakes.  You can serve this with noodles or hot steaming rice.  This recipe can make four servings and can be prepared in about forty minutes.

  • One fourth cup smooth and natural peanut butter
  • One third cup orange juice
  • Three tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • One tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Two teaspoons sugar
  • Four teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • Three cloves garlic, minced
  • One pound sirloin steak, trimmed and thinly sliced, freeze the beef for thirty minutes before slicing, it will be easier to slice them against the grain in to bite sizes. 
  • One head small Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced
  • Two tablespoons water
  • Two medium carrots, grated
  • One fourth cup chopped unsalted roasted peanuts (optional) 

  • Whisk the peanut butter, the orange juice, the soy sauce, the vinegar and sugar in a medium size mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Heat two teaspoons of oil in a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat on your American stove.  
  • Add garlic and cook by stirring until it is fragrant for about thirty seconds.  
  • Then add the steak strips and cook stirring until browned and is barely pink in the middle for about two to four.  Then transfer to a bowl and reserve.
  • Return the skillet to the stove and reduce the heat to medium.   Swirl in the remaining two teaspoons of oil.
  • Then add the cabbage and two tablespoons of water and cook by stirring until the cabbage begins to wilt for about three to five minutes.
  • Then add the carrots and more water if necessary to prevent sticking or burning the vegetables and cook by stirring until the veggies are just tender another three minutes more.
  • Then return the steak and any accumulated juices to the pan then pour in the peanut sauce and toss to combine.
  • Serve with sprinkled peanuts as garnishing.  This is best serve with hot steaming rice and can be your main entrée for supper.   Enjoy this wonderfully crafted recipe for stir fry and have fun in your own kitchens.
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