Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Beef with Snow Peas

We just had this for dinner tonight and it's so good! It's a favorite recipe I've had for years and I don't make it often enough. I added chopped green onions and a few red pepper flakes this time. Good additions.
Start the rice and popovers first. Those will take about 25 minutes.
 Gather the ingredients.
 Whisk the soy sauce, cornstarch, sherry, brown sugar, and ginger in a large bowl.
 Slice the flank steak against the grain into 2" long strips. 
 Season with garlic salt and pepper.
 Toss in the bowl. Rinse and trim the ends (pulling the string off) the pea pods. Lay on paper towels to dry. Diagonally slice or chop the green onions. 
 Heat 1 T oil in a large iron skillet until very hot. Add pea pods and saute for 1 minute. 
 Remove to a plate and set aside.
 Add 2-3 T oil to the pan and allow to heat again until very hot. Add the beef and let sear for 1 minute.
 Then stir the beef until browned and almost cooked, about 1-2 minutes.
 Add the green onions and pea pods and stir to cook for 1  minute.
Remove from heat.
Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes for added spice. 
 We like this with popovers because......well you don't need a reason to have popovers!
 Serve with perfect rice.

Beef with Snow Peas
1 lb flank steak
3 T soy sauce
1 T cornstarch
1 T sherry
1 t light brown sugar 
1/4 t ginger
4 T oil
garlic salt & pepper
red pepper flakes
6-8 oz fresh pea pods

Cut beef into 2" long strips against the grain.
Combine the next 5 ingredients in a bowl; add the beef and toss well. 
Rinse pea pods and trim the ends pulling off the strings.  Set aside on a paper towel to dry.
 Heat about 1 T oil in a large pan until hot and saute pea pods for about 1 minute and remove to a plate. Add more oil to the pan, about 2-3T, and allow to get very hot. Add the beef and let sear for 1 minute. 
Then stir unti browned, about 1-2 minutes. Add the pea pods and chopped green onions. Stir and cook another minute. Remove from heat and sprinkle with a little red pepper flakes to taste. 
Serve with rice.  Serves 4

note: If you have 1-1/2 lbs of beef add more ingredients by (about 50% more.
Make sure the pan is very hot so that the beef sears.

Perfect Rice
1 C rice
2 C water
1/4 t salt
Combine in a covered pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes until water is absorbed.
Fluff with a fork and remove from heat and let sit up to 10 minutes.

Popover recipe  HERE
I cut the recipe in half and made 4 popovers in custard cups.



  1. Looks delish. I love that you use an iron skillet my favorite cooking pan.

  2. YUMMY!! So glad i saw this over at Romantic Home's linky party.