Monday, August 8, 2011

Ssu Chi Ton Niu Ju - Cantonese Beef with Green Bean Recipe

1/2 lb. top round of beef, thinly sliced
1/2 lb. green beans
1-1/2 cups boiling water
2 T. vegetable oil
2 T. soy sauce
1 t. sugar
1 T. cornstarch
1/2 t. salt
1 T. sherry

Combine marinade ingredients, coat beef with marinade and let stand 20 minutes. Trim the beans and cut to 2-inch lengths. Pour boiling water over beans; drain beans immediately, reserving 1/4 cup of this water. Heat oil in wok and sauté beef for 20 seconds. Add beans and sauté another 30 seconds; add reserved bean water to mixture. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Serve on a shallow dish immediately.

Serves 2 American-style or 4 to 5 when accompanied by several other Chinese dishes.

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