Chef John

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Chef John’s Cooking Class | Beef With Oyster Sauce

Tender stir-fried beef is a Chinese classic and now you will learn an easy way to make this dish. A variety of sauces and spices will help bring out the inherent flavor of the beef.

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CUISINES: Chinese
LEVEL: EASY
TIME: 30 min
SERVING: 2 People
INGREDIENTS:
  • 18 oz. Beef loin top sirloin
  • 【Marinade】
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Egg white
  • 1 tbsp Corn starch
  • 2 tsp Cooking oil
  • 【Stir-fry Beef】
  • 2 stalks Green onions cut Into 1/2 Inch Pieces.
  • ½ oz. Ginger, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp Dark soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch slurry (1 to 2 ratio of cornstarch to water)
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
LET'S START
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Cut the beef into slices, chop the green onion into 1-inch segments and mince the garlic.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Marinating beef: In a mixing bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, oyster sauce, Shaoxing cooking wine, sugar, baking soda and egg white. Using your hand, mix gently and thoroughly, then add corn starch. Mix again thorougly, make sure every piece of beef is coated with corn starch. Drizzle some cooking oil and mix well. This is to prevent the moisture from evaporating. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to let the flavor penetrate into the meat.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
In a larger cooking pan over medium heat, heat enough oil to 350°F/176°C Quickly deep fry the marinated beef for 30 seconds then remove from oil and drain.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
In a wok over medium heat, add a couple tablespoons of oil then add green onion and ginger. Stir fry for about 1-2 minute until fragrant. Add water (or chicken broth), dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Constantly stir until completely mixed then add beef. Quickly stir to mix well.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Then add the slurry to thicken until every beef piece is coated with the sauce. Drizzle a few drops of sesame oil and mix well.
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Enjoy!