It’s no surprise that chunky vegetables with beef is a sure winner at home and at the Chinese restaurant. It’s quick and delicious and will be in rotation at home once you learn how easy it is to prepare. And I even went and added the black fungus like they do in the Chinese restaurants. In time I’ll have to tell you a little more about this black fungus and some of its health benefits but for now just follow the instructions and just soak it for the allotted time.
Usually, chunky veg is done without any meat and may accompany noodles or fried rice. But when I go to my favourite chinese restaurant I always order mine with beef. I don’t even think this combination is on the menu but that’s what I order.
When they make it, it is done simply using fresh beef and a few ingredients but mostly cabbage. But, instead I decided to pull out the stops and add some pizzazz so I marinated my beef first. You could use the beef fresh if you like but knowing your trini tongue it would take some getting used to. Chinese cooking just has a different system of seasoning that’s all. The vegetables you would have to rough cut (Chunky?) but for the carrot slice it thin but diagonally. That’s all there is to it. Here’s chunky veg with beef.
CHUNKY VEGETABLES WITH BEEF
1 /2 lb beef sliced thinly
1 Carrot, sliced thinly
2 cups pakchoi, chopped (optional)
1/2 cup dried black fungus
5 – 6 broccoli florets, halved
1 cucumber peeled, seeded and sliced thinly (optional)
1 sweet pepper, chopped
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Cornstarch + 3 tbsp water (cornstarch mixture)
1 tbsp rice cooking wine
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 small onion sliced thinly
1 tbsp grated ginger, divided
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp oil
2 sprig chive, chopped
We’re now ready to cook. Make sure you have all your ingredients prepared and lined up in order so you won’t forget anything.
Note: Look closely at the colour. You would notice that the beef has taken on a light brown colour and appears a bit firm when cooked.
Note: You could add some noodles and toss with the vegetables or serve over rice. Yummy!
Well that’s it for another truly simple but delicious recipe. Leave a comment if you like my chunky vegetables with beef.
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