Whew! What a busy week we’ve had so far. A and Mag got here on Saturday and we’ve been non-stop ever since. We have lots more planned and I’ll have photos of all the fun posted as soon as I have some time to process them.
In the mean time, I’m just going to give you a simple, quick recipe for Beef and Scallion Stir Fry. The recipe is so quick that if you put the rice on to cook, by the time it’s ready the stir-fry will be as well.
This Beef and Scallion Stir Fry recipe is from Martha Stewart Everyday Food. I have the two Everyday Food cookbooks and use the web site often to get ideas for meals or complete recipes. All the recipes I’ve used from there have been easy and, most importantly, very good. And the cookbooks are inspirational for the photography alone. Just gorgeous.
3/4 cup water
2 tblsp. hoisin sauce
2 tblsp. rice vinegar
1 tblsp. cornstarch
3/4 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tblsp. plus 1 tsp vegetable oil
1 1/4 pounds flank steak cut diagonally across the grain into 1/2-by-3-inch strips
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 scallions, sliced crosswise, white and green parts separated
White rice, for serving
Prepare the flank steak. Cut the steak into two pieces, each piece about 3 inches wide. Then cut diagonally across the grain into 1/2 inch slices. Set aside.
Prepare the scallions and garlic and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together water, hoisin sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, salt and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
Heat 1 tblsp oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. In two batches, cook steak until lightly browned, turning once, about 2 minutes per batch. Transfer to a plate.
Add the remaining teaspoon of oil to the pan along with garlic and whites of scallions. Cook, tossing often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk the hoisin mixture to combine and add to the pan along with the scallion greens. Return meat to pan; cook, tossing to coat steak with sauce, 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Serve immediately over rice. Sprinkle with additional red pepper flakes if desired.
–Recipe from Martha Stewart Everyday Food