Beef in Oyster Sauce
PREP TIME: 30 minutes


Western cooks may consider Oriental cooking beyond their reach. This simple Beef in Oyster Sauce recipe will allow the novice to create the unique flavor of Chinese food in a Wok or skillet right in your home kitchen, and best of all, the ingredients may be found in the specialty food section of any large supermarket or Oriental store.


  • ½ pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups asparagus spears, halved
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • 6 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon sesame seeds

Season meat to taste using salt and cayenne pepper. Blend 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil with the sliced beef to prevent the meat from sticking together during frying. In a wok or large skillet heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add the asparagus and stir-fry 2 - 3 minutes, then remove and keep warm. To the hot wok, add 2 additional tablespoons oil. Add green onions and ginger. Stir-fry two minutes, then add beef and continue to cook, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes, or until beef reaches desired doneness. In a small mixing bowl combine 2 tablespoons of water with soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, corn starch, cayenne pepper and sesame oil. Blend well and add to the skillet stirring constantly until a nice thick brown sauce is achieved. Add asparagus and sesame seeds, heat thoroughly, and serve over steamed rice.

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