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Beef with Snow Peas

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Description

Incredibly delicious, quick-and-easy Asian-inspired dinner. Ready in 20 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1-½ pound Flank Steak, Trimmed Of Fat And Sliced Very Thin Against The Grain
  • ½ cups Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Sherry Or Cooking Sherry
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Ginger
  • 8 ounces, weight Fresh Snow Peas, Ends Trimmed
  • 5 whole Scallions, Cut Into Haf-inch Pieces On The Diagonal
  • Salt As Needed (use Sparingly)
  • 3 Tablespoons Peanut Or Olive Oil
  • Crushed Red Pepper, For Sprinkling
  • Jasmine Or Long Grain Rice, Cooked According To Package

Preparation

In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, cornstarch, and ginger. Pour half the liquid over the sliced meat in a bowl and toss with hands. Reserve the other half of the liquid. Set aside.

Heat oil in a heavy skillet (iron is best) or wok over high heat. Add snow peas and stir for 45 seconds. Remove to a separate plate. Set aside.

Allow pan to get very hot again. With tongs, add half the meat mixture, leaving most of the marinade still in the bowl. Add half the scallions. Spread out meat as you add it to pan, but do not stir for a good minute. (You want the meat to get as brown as possible in as short amount a time as possible.) Turn meat to the other side and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove to a clean plate.

Repeat with other half of meat, allowing pan to get very hot again first. After turning it, add the first plateful of meat, the rest of the marinade, and the snow peas. Stir over high heat for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Check seasonings and add salt only if it needs it. Mixture will thicken as it sits.

Serve immediately over rice. Sprinkle crushed red pepper over the top to give it some spice.

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Tammy on 8.31.2011

My family absolutely loved this!…but definitely not 8 servings. It was just enough for my family of four.

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abiroo on 2.11.2011

Very fresh tasting and wonderful. Serve with Jasmine rice.

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merrymoo2 on 1.19.2011

mmmmmm, this was DELISH!!!! My 5 year old (who eats NOTHING) cleaned her plate and asked for more!!! Will definitely make this one again!!! Thanks as always for the yummy recipe Ree!!!!!

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TheMenuMama on 1.16.2011

I loved this recipe too. Agree with pp that it wasn’t 8 servings, more like 4-6, but that’s okay because it was so good and fresh tasting. Thanks, Ree!

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suep on 12.29.2010

LOVED this. My only comment, though, is “In whose world is this 8 servings?” Certainly not in one that includes my husband!

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christina ciaglia on 4.7.2014

I made this for my family but switched out the snow peas for string beans. Everyone loved it so much they wanted seconds but there wasn’t any left!! I even made double the meat and marinade and still wasn’t enough!! I will definitely be making it again and doubling the recipe now that I know everyone loved it!!

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srpotts on 2.21.2014

Made this last night but my kids and hubby were not impressed. Husband said the sauce tasted like gravy (he doesn’t like gravy). He did like the snow pea quite a bit though. I make ALOT of Asian and usually make-up my own sauces with soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and/or fish sauce, whatever sounds good at the moment. This is one I won’t make again BUT I’m glad we tried it because now I know everyone likes snow peas :)

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WestieMom on 10.24.2013

Absolutely delicious! My husband couldn’t stop eating this :) I used broccoli and portabella mushrooms in place of the snow peas (I couldn’t find any at our local market) but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I’ve never had success with flank steak before, but slicing it while still slightly frozen and against the grain made all the difference. Will be putting this recipe in my “go to” main dish recipe collection!

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two little birds on 10.10.2013

I had this recipe for a while and finally made it last night. I used green beans (boiled quickly first and added them when meat was almost done) instead of using snow peas and also added mushrooms. Served on hot rice and sprinkled some sesame seeds for finishing touch. It was great! Definitely making it again. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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shirlsaw on 6.30.2013

Made this with venison loin and added sliced baby bellas. Served with brown rice. I put the red pepper flakes in the marinade also. Very Good!! I agree – personalize it with veggies of your choice.

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