Dinner Menu: Sweet Ginger Beef and Snow Peas

Stir-frying is great for quick dinners. I often make a double batch of rice, so that I can heat up what I need for another meal. It keeps well for about a week in the refrigerator. Don’t freeze it, the consistency changes drastically.

On the board tonight:

  1. Sweet Ginger Beef & Peas
  2. Rice**
  3. Salad w/Peanut Sauce Dressing
  4. Sliced Pineapples

Sweet Ginger Beef & Snow Peas

  • 1 lb sirloin, sliced thin*
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz snow peas
  • ½ cup sweet ginger sauce

wok or skillet

Heat oil in skillet, add beef and stir fry for 3-5 minutes, push to sides, add more oil if needed and stir-fry snow peas until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.  Add sauce, stir in beef and peas until completely coated.  Cook 1 minute or until heated through.

*easiest to do if the beef is slightly frozen

Sweet Ginger Sauce:

If you can’t find bottled sweet ginger sauce, this works well.  In a saucepan add all ingredients and bring to a low boil stirring until thickened. 

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp sugar or honey
  • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp cornstarch

Salad w/Peanut Sauce Dressing

  • 16 oz spring greens
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small Jicama, peeled & sliced
  • 4 oz unsalted peanuts
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 c. salad oil
  • 2 tbsp Peanut sauce
  • 4 tsp. Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

**Try a new rice like Basmati, Jasmine, Arborio or brown rice

cropped-dsc_4715-1600x12001.jpg



 

Sweet Ginger Beef & Snow Peas

Picked up some Sweet Ginger Sauce at the Asian Market and made one of my favorite quick stir-frys.  If you can’t find a Sweet Ginger Sauce, you can substitute just about any stir-fry sauce of your choosing. I really like snow peas in any form and can’t wait for them to be fresh from the garden.  Serve with jasmine rice for a nice change.

Sweet Ginger Beef & Snow Peas

  • 1 lb sirloin or London broil or skirt steak, sliced thin*
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz snow peas
  • ½ cup sweet ginger sauce

wok or skillet

Heat oil in skillet, add beef and stir fry for 3-5 minutes, push to sides, add more oil if needed and stir-fry snow peas until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add sauce, stir in beef and peas until completely coated. Cook 1 minute or until heated through.  Serve over rice.

*easiest to do if the beef is slightly frozen

If you want to make your own Sweet Ginger Sauce, you can mix together ½ cup soy sauce, 2 tbsp or more of minced ginger, 1 tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp crushed garlic, 1 tbsp white wine or rice vinegar and ½ tsp cornstarch or arrow root. Mix well and heat until thickened – it’s not quite as good, but it’ll do.