Monday, December 6, 2010

Stir Fry Steak and Veggies

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Any night of the week a quick stir fry is welcome dinner.  All you need is a side of rice to complete this simple meal of steak and veggies.

Simple seasonings bring out the true flavors of whatever you are cooking.  I used soy sauce to flavor my meat which gave it a gentle savory salty flavor allowing the steak and veggies to preserve their individual flavors.  I sometimes finish a simple stir fry with a drizzle of oyster sauce to kick up the flavor.  Truly, you can add almost anything to a stir fry to make it your own.

This dish can easily be made with chicken or pork.  Just be sure to slice the meat thin.  The trick to keeping the meat tender is to have a very hot pan that will brown your meat quickly then removing it so it won’t over cook and dry out.

STIR FRY STEAK WITH VEGGIES
¾         pound              sirloin, sliced thin
1          clove               garlic, minced
1          Tbsp.               soy sauce
1          large pinch      kosher salt
1          large pinch      black pepper
1          med.                onion, sliced thin
1          med.                zucchini, sliced into half moons
1          med.                summer squash, sliced into half moons                                   

Slice steak into thin pieces across the grain and place in a bowl with the garlic, soy sauce, salt & pepper; let marinate for 15 minutes.

Heat wok on high and add 1 Tbsp. oil to the wok.  Add marinated beef and cook till just browned.  Remove from wok and set aside.

Add 1 Tbsp. oil to the wok and stir fry the onions, zucchini and summer squash for about 3 – 5 minutes or until cooked.  Add back the meat and stir to mix.  Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

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