Beef Chow Mein
500g red meat (steak, schnitzel) finely sliced/slithered
3 cups chopped vegetables – Eg; broccoli, cauliflower, thinly sliced carrots, slithered capsicum, sprouts, celery (if you like it), mushrooms sliced, diced bok choy (basically whatever you want in there)
1 onion diced
4 cloves of garlic finely grated or chopped
5 tbsp oyster sauce
1 cup of water
2-3 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oil
Salt/pepper to taste
- Thinly slice your red meat into slithers (it tastes better in stir fry not to be cubed or chunks) and roll in about 1 tbsp of corn flour to coat the meat, add more to coat all if necessary. Then add 2 tbsp oyster sauce and coat meat. The sauce should stick well to the cornflour. Marinate for at least couple hours prior to cooking. Make sure meat is out to room temp before cooking.
- Mix 3 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp fish sauce & 1 tsp soy sauce in a bowl or cup with 1 cup of water and 2 tbsp corn flour and mix – set aside your going to use this sauce at the end.
- Dice your onion and garlic ready in a bowl together
- Heat a large wok on a gas stove top or take grill plate off your bbq and place onto the grill plates and heat till very hot.
- Add 1 tbsp oil and swish around wok
- Add onion/garlic and cook till onion is softened/partly translucent
- Add meat, using a wooden bamboo flat head spatula to break the meat up and move around pan to cook through. Take off heat when meat is not quite cooked!
- Throw veggies straight into the pan – if you want to add 1 tbsp water and cover with a pan lid to steam for 6-10 mins turning every couple minutes.
- Add back In the meat when the broccoli and caulis is cooked (still crunchy) and add the bowl of sauces you prepared earlier. Mix through, if it thickens and doesn’t look saucy enough add more water to get a nice coating of juices but shouldn’t be watery, should be same consistency as the oyster sauce originally. Cook time for last part should only be about 5-10 mins max! So vegies are crunchy and meat is just cooked. Leave too long and you end up with soggy veg and dried up meat.