Tuesday’s after a long weekend can be so hard, especially when you wake at 3:00 AM and are still looking at the ceiling at 5:00 AM. My son and his lovely young family took off for Kuala Lumpur this morning and had to leave home at 3:00 AM, so I probably had them all on my mind and woke out of sympathy for them having to be out of bed so early, not that bad though being on your way to KL, great city, one Jo and I would go to in the blink of an eye given the chance. Hope you have a great holiday Michael, Sherrilee, Ethan and Reggie, Poppy & Jo Jo love you, keep safe xx
Given the fact I could barely hold my eyes open throughout the day, I went for something quick and easy for dinner and was very happy I did, because it was yummo! Jo and I had both been hanging out for a Beef stir fry for a while, and this one done in oyster sauce with fresh veggies and mushrooms, with lots of cracked pepper, really hit the spot!
This could have been marginally better had I the time to marinated he meat in the soy sauce for 1-2 hours, but when you are tired and hungry who wants to wait that long?
Marinate beef strips in 2 tablespoons of light soy mixed with 1 tablespoon cornflour (if you can wait that long). Whilst the meat marinates prepare you vegetables, stir fry’s are great because you can put anything that takes your fancy or what you have on hand, provided it gets thrown in the wok at the appropriate time it will be spot on!
Tonight I added, 1 julienned carrot, 1 stick celery julienned, ½ red capsicum sliced, ½ green capsicum sliced, a handful of green beans, 2 large field mushrooms sliced, 4 spring onions diced and a red chilli sliced.
Heat a table spoon of peanut oil in wok over high heat, add 1 tablespoon each of chopped garlic and ginger, and cook until fragrant.
Add the beef, cook until browned all over, remove from wok and set aside
Add a little more peanut oil, and then add all the vegetables except the spring onion and chilli and cook for a few minutes
Add ½ cup beef stock, return the beef and mix in with vegetables
Add 2 tablespoons oyster sauce and a teaspoon of sugar, mix well, then add ground black pepper
Add the spring onion and chilli, stir for a minute or so and it is ready to serve.
Serve with steam rice or like I did tonight with rice noodles.