Steak and Asparagus Stir-Fry

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Coating thinly sliced steak with egg yolk and cornstarch is a classic technique, called velveting, that helps protect the beef from the heat of your wok, keeping it tender. Serve over quick-cooking brown rice to soak up the sauce.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2016

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 450 g beef flank marinating steak thinly sliced across the grain
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 100 g shiitake mushrooms stemmed and sliced
  • 1 bunch (about 450 g) asparagus trimmed and cut in 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) lengths
  • 1 sweet red pepper thinly sliced

Method

In small bowl, whisk together oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, half each of the salt and pepper and 1/3 cup water. Set aside.

In bowl, toss together beef, garlic, egg yolk, cornstarch and remaining salt and pepper. In large nonstick skillet or wok, heat 1 tsp of the oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry half of the beef mixture until browned, about 3 minutes. Remove to plate. Repeat with 1 tsp of the remaining oil and the remaining beef mixture.

In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry onion and mushrooms until onion is golden and mushrooms are softened, about 4 minutes.

Add asparagus, red pepper and 2 tbsp water; stir-fry until asparagus is tender-crisp, about 6 minutes. Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan. Stir in oyster sauce mixture; cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: Stir-frying the steak in two batches is key; if you cook it all at once, the moisture from the meat will cause it to steam rather than fry, which can give it a rubbery texture.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 476 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 28 g
  • Calories 284.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 664 mg
  • Cholesterol 101 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 22.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 20.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 17.0
  • Vitamin C 93.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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