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Stir-fried beef with oyster sauce

Stir-fried beef with oyster sauce

Active Ingredients

  • 450 g lean beef steak
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry Sherry
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 3 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunky dice
  • 1 green pepper, cut into chunky dice
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 spring onions, carefully shredded, to garnish


  • ACTION 1

    Cut the beef into pieces 5cm long and 5mm thick, cutting against the grain of the meat. Put them in a bowl. Mix in the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice red wine or Sherry and cornflour. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes.

  • ACTION 2

    Heat a wok until it is very hot, then include the groundnut oil. When it is a little smoking cigarettes, include the beef slices and stir-fry for 5 minutes or up until lightly browned. Get rid of the meat from the wok and drain well in a colander set inside a bowl. Discard the drained oil.

  • STEP 3

    Wipe the wok tidy and reheat it over a high heat. Include the peppers, and cook for 3-4 mins or till softened. Add the oyster sauce and bring it to a simmer. Return the drained pipes beef pieces to the wok and toss them completely with the oyster sauce. Turn the mixture on to a serving platter, top with the spring onions and serve right away.

Dish from Great Food publication, February 2015

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