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Stir-Fried Beef with Snow Peas & Shiitakes

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Serves four.

  • 2 tsp. cornstarch      
  • 6 Tbs. homemade or low-salt chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup ponzu sauce 
  • 1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
  • 1-1/4 lb. boneless beef rib-eye steaks, trimmed and thinly sliced across the grain (1/8 to 1/4 inch thick)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbs. neutral oil, like canola or vegetable
  • 7 to 8 oz. fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems trimmed off, caps thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb. snow peas, trimmed
  • 3 small or 2 medium scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced (about 3 Tbs.)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced

In a small bowl, stir the cornstarch into 1 Tbs. of the chicken broth until smooth. Stir in the remaining 5 Tbs. broth, along with the ponzu and sesame oil.

Season the sliced beef with 1/2 tsp. salt and several grinds of pepper. Heat 2 Tbs. of the oil in a large skillet or stir-fry pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is very hot (it should shimmer), add the beef and stir-fry just until it loses its raw color, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the beef to a clean bowl. Return the pan to medium-high heat, add the remaining 1 Tbs. oil, and then add the mushrooms and peas. Stir-fry until the mushrooms are tender and the peas are crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the scallions, ginger, and garlic, and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Return the beef to the pan. Give the broth mixture a quick stir to recombine and then pour it into the pan. Cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with plenty of steamed white rice.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : based on four servings; Calories (kcal): 550; Fat (g): 39; Fat Calories (kcal): 350; Saturated Fat (g): 11; Protein (g): 31; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 18; Carbohydrates (g): 19; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 6; Sodium (mg): 920; Cholesterol (mg): 90; Fiber (g): 3;

Photo: Scott Phillips

very good recipe and extremely easy. The only thing I'd do differently is substitute flank steak for the rib-eye. The rib-eye made this dish very rich. I didn't have any ponzu on hand but soy sauce seemed to work in a pinch.

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