Saturday, May 15, 2010

Recipe #32: Honey and Black Pepper Beef- WOK RECIPE!

I christened my wok, and it was a success! I was quite thrilled to try my hand at using a wok for the first time after so much anticipation. Even Nick tossed the ingredients around a little bit. From my stir-fry cook book comes a great and simple recipe for honey and black pepper beef.


oil, for cooking (preferably canola)
1lb round steak, cut into thin strips
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, sliced
10oz sugar snap peas
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 teaspoons cracked black pepper


1. Heat the wok until very hot, add 1 tablespoon of the oil and swirl it around to coat the side. Stir-fry the beef in batches over high heat. Remove and drain on paper towels. (I put paper towels in between each batch to help with draining more.)

2. Reheat the wok, add 1 tablespoon of the oil and stir-fry the garlic, onion, and sugar snap peas until softened. Remove from wok and set aside.

3. Add the honey, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and cracked pepper to the wok. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly.

4. Increase the heat, return the meat and vegetables to the wok, and toss for 2-3 minutes, or until well combined and heated through.

I served this over basmati rice.

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