Thursday, August 30, 2007

Beef and Pea Pods

Thankfully, with a lot of rest and liquids, I'm feeling a little better today. So before I leave my computer for the evening, I thought that it might be good to post another recipe that has become a favorite at our house...Beef and Pea Pods. Though neither of us has anything but Northern European family heritage, we dearly love Asian food. I don't know if this recipe is authentic or not, but it is very tasty and also easy to make. We serve it over vast quantities of Jasmine rice, and we enjoy two meals for the two of us out of this recipe usually.

1/2 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. cooking wine
2 tsp. sugar
1 lb. sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain and cut into 1-1/2 inch strips
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1-1/2 lb. snow peas, ends and strings removed
1 large onion, diced
1 can water chestnuts, sliced

Mix first four ingredients in a bowl. Add meat, stirring to coat, and marinate for at least 15 minutes. Heat oil in uncovered wok at 400 degrees. Add meat and sauce, stir frying until nearly done. Add onions and continue to stir fry until they're translucent. Add snow peas and water chestnuts just to the crisp tender stage for the pea pods. Serve immediate over rice.

(Note: I had 5 green onions in the fridge that needed to be used, so I chopped those up and added them, too, just before serving. They gave it additional color and made it even more onion-y in taste...always a good thing at our house!)


USAincognito said...

How has your weekend been? I have been so busy!! Fighting thru the sickness and still working - today I woke up feeling a bit better but still a little "unstable." I have some crazy stories that I cannot wait to share on my blog over the next few days!! :)

Karen said...

Hi, Shorty! We've been having a really good weekend. We're actually visiting my Dad up in northern Minnesota right now, so I've been doing a lot of work around, cleaning, de-cluttering, etc. Ever since my mother passed away (four years ago), I've found that visits to my father have been more service than recreation, but I'm glad that he is here still and that I can do things for him...I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling a little better now. I'm anxious to read your "crazy stories," but I hope that you're not working so hard that you don't have a little time to rest and recuperate. We're both feeling better now, though we're still sniffling a bit and dealing with sore throats--nothing that can't be managed, though, with lots of liquids and plenty of rest. Thanks for the comment. It's good to hear from. God's blessings!

USAincognito said...

Posted one of the crazy stories on my site just now! :)