Feb 24 2009

Does anyone have any quick and easy chinese recipes?

Published by at 3:09 am under Chinese

I need something to cook for dinner, and we want chinese. Preferably something with chicken or ground beef.

< <<<<<<<< Stir-fired chili beef >>>>>> Serves 4

500g shredded beef tenderloin
2 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup of oil for frying
half carrot, shredded
1 tablespoon white sesame (roasted)
2 gloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/5 teaspoon hot bean paste
1/5 teaspoon sweet bean paste (hoisin sauce)
2 fresh chili (or a few dried ones) seeded, shredded
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon cooking wine
1/3 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorn powder
a few drops of sesame oil

Marinade (for the beef)
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of ginger powder
a pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of cooking wine
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of cornstarch
1/3 teaspoon of cooking oil

1) Marinate shredded beef for about 20 minutes then drain the beef and sift the cornstarch to coat the beef (this helps to seal the juice when deep frying the beef and keeps it crispy)
2) Mix soy sauce, hot bean paste, sweet bean paste (hoisin sauce)
and Szechuan peppercorn powder in a bowl, set aside
3) Heat the wok then add cooking oil over medium heat (test the temp. by putting the chopstick in the oil, when you see bubble sticking on the stick, that means the oil is hot enough), deep-fry the beef for 2 minutes (or just half cooked), drain well and set aside
4) Heat wok over high heat, add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, stir-fry garlic and chili quickly till fragrant, add shredded carrot, stir-fry for a minute, add cooking wine and continue to stir fry until tender.
5) Add beef and the hot paste, soy sauce mixture into the wok, stir fried quickly till beef is fully cooked, turn off heat, try the taste.
6) Sprinkle sesame oil to make the food shiny, serve on plate then add garnish with sesame seed.
7) Serve hot with steamed rice

P.S. You may add some celery or onion in this recipe (but dont over cook the vegetables)

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