Beef and Oyster Mushroom in Oyster Sauce Beef and Oyster Mushroom in Oyster Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

Although oyster mushrooms have nothing to do with the dried oysters used to make oyster sauce, they are a lovely addition to the classic beef in oyster sauce. For extra spice, add a pinch or more of cayenne pepper to the beef marinade or increase the hot peppers. Green or red finger chilies are traditionally used in China, but jalape?are very nice, too.

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1 lb top sirloin grilling steak
  • 1 lb flank marinating steak
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch clove
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 hot pepper cut in rings (optional)
  • 4 cups sliced oysters (about 8 oz/250 g)
  • 4 cups sliced white mushrooms (about 8 oz/250 g)
  • 1/4 cup beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • Coriander sprigs


Thinly slice beef across the grain into 3-inch (8 cm) long strips. In bowl, toss together beef, cornstarch, soy sauce, egg yolk, garlic, 1 tsp (5 mL) of the sesame oil, ginger, pepper, cloves, cinnamon and cayenne; let stand for 20 minutes.

In wok or large skillet, heat vegetable oil over high heat; stir-fry beef mixture, in batches, for about 1 minute or until slightly browned. Remove to plate.

Add onion, and hot pepper (if using) to pan; stir-fry for about 3 minutes or until onion is softened. Add mushrooms; stir-fry for 1 minute.

Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan. Add stock and oyster sauce; cook for 1 minute or until thickened.

Stir in remaining sesame oil. Garnish with coriander sprigs.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 600 mg
  • Protein 27 g
  • Calories 276.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g


  • Iron 25.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
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Beef and Oyster Mushroom in Oyster Sauce