Western cooks may consider Oriental cooking beyond their reach.
This simple Beef with Spinach 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 lb. of beef sirloin, thinly sliced
- ½ tablespoon soy sauce (cooking wine)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 4 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon water
- ½ lb. spinach
- 6 sections green onion (1 inch long)
- 1 tablespoon shredded ginger
Blend 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, soy sauce and cornstarch with
sliced beef to prevent the meat from sticking together during frying.
In a wok or large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Briefly
stir-fry spinach, salt and water; remove and place in bowl and keep
warm. To hot wok, add 2 additional tablespoons vegetable oil. Stir-fry
green onions and ginger, add beef and stir-fry to desired tenderness.
Add spinach to wok. Stir constantly to mix well.