Except, I have a blog! Yes, it's taken me this long to realize that I could explain all of my variations or write out recipes here, and link to my own posts. I've shied away from posting recipes for a long time because there are so many good, well-tested recipes out there from so many experienced cooks/bloggers. And, I don't usually have any food pictures to post, my excuses being a) I don't have any nice serving dishes or plates and b) I'm too hungry by the time I'm done cooking to stage a photo shoot.
But I don't want to let my foodlings Twitter lapse, or lose track of all the things I've made this summer, so here we go.
I can offer this picture, where you can sort of see the two things I used in tonight's dinner:
Beef Stir Fry with Snow Peas and Green Onions
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 small bunch of green onions, cut into 2-3 inch strips
- 1 lb beef, sliced into strips
- 1 pint snow peas
- 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbs cornstarch
- 2-3 tbs soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
In a bowl, whisk the rice wine vinegar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
Heat 2 tbs oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the ginger for another 30 seconds.
Add the green onions and saute them for 2-3 minutes or until they start to get soft. Add the beef and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Add the snow peas for 2-3 minutes.
Pour the soy sauce mixture into the wok and stir it in well with the beef and vegetables. Let it cook another 1-2 minutes, then serve with rice.
Since this is a stir fry, there are really no rules. For example, I like my green onions pretty soft but if you want them crispier, you could cook them for less time. Adjust cooking times and ingredients as you like.