Stir-fried beef with hoisin sauce
- Preparation and cooking time
- Prep: -
- Plus 20 minutes marinating
- Serves 2
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp dry sherry
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 fat garlic clove , crushed
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh root ginger (or fresh ginger paste in a jar)
- 200g lean sirloin steak , thinly sliced across the grain
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 large carrot , cut into matchsticks
- 100g mangetout , halved lengthways
- 140g mushrooms , sliced
- 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
- Chinese noodles , to serve
- STEP 1
Mix together the soy sauce, sherry, sesame oil, garlic and ginger in a shallow dish. Add the steak and leave to marinate for about 20 minutes (or longer, if you have time).
- STEP 2
Heat a large heavy-based frying pan or wok, add the sesame seeds and toast over a high heat, stirring, for a few minutes until golden. Tip on to a plate.
- STEP 3
When ready to cook, heat the sunflower oil in a large frying pan or wok until hot. Add the steak with the marinade and stir fry for 3-4 minutes over a high heat until lightly browned. Remove, using a slotted spoon, on to a plate, leaving the juices in the pan.
- STEP 4
Toss the carrots in the pan and stir fry for a few minutes, then add the mangetout and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- STEP 5
Return the steak to the pan, add the mushrooms and toss everything together. Add the hoisin sauce and stir fry for a final minute. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve immediately.