Yes, that sometimes happens at home. When this occurs I frantically dart to my kitchen, and before I could even tie the strings of my apron, I already have my beef stir fry in mind. Trust me, you can easily whip up this dish on the fly without your husband ever suspecting a hint of your procrastination. On the contrary, he would think you put forth a lot of planning to pull off this scrumptious meal. Shh it's our little secret haha!
Beef Tips with Dried Cranberry and Almonds
1 lb beef sirloin, cut into strips
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 green pepper sliced
1 carrots, sliced
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/2 c almonds
1/2 c soup stock
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbs[ white sugar (optional)
2 thinly sliced ginger
In a bowl, thoroughly mix beef tips with soy sauce, sesame oil, and oyster sauce. Toss cornstarch to coat the beef. Set aside.
*Note: If you are not in a rush, you can refrigerate the beef to allow the marinade to soak in.
In a skillet, heat cooking oil. Add the beef, do not stir immediately. Allow one side of the beef to caramelize then flip it to caramelize the other side as well. Add the veggies, stir fry until cooked. Drizzle some sesame oil to enhance the flavor.
And voilà! dinner is ready. You still might even be able to catch the last few scenes of Stabler and Liv on TV haha... Enjoy!
Yes everyone needs a dish they can just pull out and cook on the fly! Love your recipe. :) Your secret's safe with me!ReplyDelete
awesome post...love ur presentation..ReplyDelete
I love using fruit and nuts in a savory dish. This looks so delicious, Malou.ReplyDelete
Yes! Quick and easy is exactly what I need. I love the idea of mixing sweet ingredients with the savory beef. Great dish!ReplyDelete
Michelle: wow that was a quick one from you haha.. thanks for stopping by and the RetweetReplyDelete
Jay: thanks again, I may have to swing by yours too after here.
annie: using fruits to enhance the dish is something that i love to do with my dishes... it gives the extra oomph.
Hi Joanne: yeah the sweet ingredients make my husband think that it's really extra specila +wink wink! haha
Okay Malou, I don't know about the others, but this photo is making my mouth watery. Feels like I'm looking at a Cambell's commercial. Well done my friend! :)ReplyDelete
Sweet and savory is such a great combo, so I love the tart/sweet cranberries here. The almonds add such a great texture, too! I know what you mean about that phone call - in my case, it's a text message saying, I'm on my way back. But I'm in even more of a crunch: it's only about 10 mins between my husband's office and home! Yikes!!ReplyDelete
So thanks for this great quick 'n' easy recipe!
Beautiful combination of flavors and textures! I love adding almonds to dishes, give them a nice subtle kick :)ReplyDelete
Love this recipe! I've been making a similar dish like this one. The only difference is I add bokchoy, tomatoes and snow peas. The next time I'll make it, I'll put peppers, carrots and cranberries.ReplyDelete