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Quick Beef With Snow Peas Stir-fry

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This beauty of this dish is that it is both simple and adaptable: pork, chicken or even tofu can replace the beef, and other green vegetables such as broccoli can be used instead of snow peas.Beef With Snow Peas serves 3 - 4
Another recipe for Beef With Snow Peas - the beef is blanched before stir-frying with the snow peas.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes


  • 3/4 pound flank steak
  • .
  • Marinade:
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light (thin) soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • Freshly ground Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • .
  • Other:
  • 3 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, or as needed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 5 – 6 ounces snow peas, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons water, chicken broth or rice wine


1. Cut the steak across the grain into thin strips 1 1/2 - 2 inches long. Place the beef strips in a bowl and add the marinade ingredients (the rice wine or dry sherry, soy sauces, Asian sesame oil, black pepper, sugar and cornstarch) one at a time, adding the cornstarch last. Mix well with the beef and marinate for 15 minutes.

2. Heat a wok or heavy skillet on medium-high to high heat, and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the beef. Let sear (brown) for a minute, then stir-fry until the redness is gone and the beef is nearly cooked. Remove the beef from the pan and drain. Wipe out the pan.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok or skillet. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and the snow peas. Stir-fry the snow peas, stirring continually, until they turn dark green (up to 2 minutes). Sprinkle the salt over the snow peas while stir-frying.
4. Add the beef back into the pan. Add the chicken broth, water or rice wine. Stir for another minute to mix everything together. Serve hot.

Cooking Tips: For extra flavor, use preseasoned oil when stir-frying the beef.

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 5 out of 5
can i please have more mum yumo, Member Amandanwade

my children loved this chinese stir fry it was a hit i will make it again & again & again in time they ate the lot it tasted just amazing and thanks for this great recipe

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