Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Quick Sticks Ginger Beef from The Good Life
I am always on the lookout for healthy, tasty recipes, so I have been enjoying cooking a few recipes from The Good Life by Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem. The recipes use lots of herbs and spices to add flavour to the dishes, and may of the dishes are things that I would like to eat.
One of the recipes that caught my eye was the Quick Sticks Ginger Beef on p140. Yes, it is another stir-fry recipe, but it uses ingredients that are slightly different to what I would normally use and which taste absolutely great together. Best of all, it comes within the Lean and Fast classifications of recipes in the book (327 calories per serve).
To make this dish, you will need:
1 tbspn olive oil
1 sliced Spanish onion
1 sliced red capsicum
200g trimmed green beans
200g bok choy leaves
3 sliced garlic cloves
5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
500g thinly sliced skirt steak
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sambal oelek
Mix the sherry, soy sauce and sambal oelek together in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat half of the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and capsicum and stir fry until the vegetables soften. Add the beans to the pan and cook for two minutes, then add the bok choy and cook for another two minutes. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set aside.
Add the remaining oil to the pan, then when hot, add the ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the beef and stir fry until just browned. Add the vegetables back to the pan with the sauce and cook until heated through. Top with the sesame seeds.
I served my stir fry with boiled brown rice to soak up the sauce and add a bit of a carbohydrate kick.