Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Sichuan style ginger beef stir fry is a very popular dish in summer days when fresh ginger is just harvested.

Ginger is believed to be able to beneficial to our body dehumidification and removing the coldness. So it is a universal rule to eat ginger inside China. I am a fresh ginger fan and use it very frequently in summer. It has a very short season so treasure your time with them.

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Comparing with old ginger, fresh ginger contains more water and less fibers. Consequently, the fresh ginger are much tender. And since fresh ginger has a low lever of ginger protease, so they are milder and less spicy.The most popular method of enjoying fresh ginger is to pickle them, either with vinegar or via a Sichuan style.  But inside Sichuan province, we love to fry dishes with fresh gingers. For example, ginger ducks, ginger beef or ginger liver.

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Ingredients

  • 200g beef steak, cut into small strips
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. Chinese cooking wine (Shaoxing wine)
  • 2 tsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • vegetable cooking oil, as needed
  • 1 tbsp. doubanjiang
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100g fresh ginger (about 2 fingers), shredded or sliced
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 2 scallions, cut into smaller sections

Steps

Cut the beef steak into 1cm wide strips. Marinate with all the marinating seasonings for 15 minutes. Add cornstarch and mix well. Then add sesame oil just before frying.

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Add cooking oil in a large pan until the oil can evenly cover the bottom of the pan. spread the beef strips in. Let them stay for around 10 seconds and gently stir them several times until the beef strips change color. Transfer the beef out and leave around 1 tablespoon of the oil in.

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Add doubanjiang and fry until the oil turns red, add garlic, fry until aromatic.

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Add ginger sheds in. Fry over slow fire for 30 seconds.

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Return the beef strips in. Add around 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce, scallion sections and mix well.

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Other simple stir frying series dishes

  1. Chinese black pepper beef stir fry
  2. Pork and mushroom stir fry
  3. Pork with black bean sauce
  4. Green beans and minced meat stir fry
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Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Sichuan style ginger beef stir fry

Course:

Main Course

Cuisine:

Chinese

Keyword:

ginger, stir fry

Servings: 2

Calories: 120 kcal

Author: Elaine

Ingredients

  • 200
    g
    beef steak
    cut into small strips

Marinating

  • 1/8
    tsp.
    salt
  • 1/2
    tbsp.oyster sauce
  • 1/2
    tbsp.
    light soy sauce
  • 1/4
    tsp.
    ground pepper
  • 1/4
    tsp.
    sugar
  • 1/2
    tbsp.
    Chinese cooking wine
    Shaoxing wine
  • 2
    tsp.
    corn starch
  • 1
    tsp.
    sesame oil

Stir-frying

  • vegetable cooking oil
    as needed
  • 1
    tbsp.
    doubanjiang
  • 2
    garlic cloves
  • 100
    g
    fresh ginger
    about 2 fingers, shredded or sliced
  • 1
    tbsp.
    light soy sauce
  • 2
    scallions
    cut into smaller sections

Instructions

  1. Cut the beef steak into 1cm wide strips. Marinate with all the marinating seasonings for 15 minutes. Add cornstarch and mix well. Then add sesame oil just before frying.

  2. Add cooking oil in a large pan until the oil can evenly cover the bottom of the pan. spread the beef strips in. Let them stay for around 10 seconds and gently stir them several times until the beef strips change color. Transfer the beef out and leave around 1 tablespoon of the oil in.

  3. Add doubanjiang and fry until the oil turns red, add garlic and ginger in. Fry for 1 minute until almost cooked.

  4. Return the beef strips in. Add around 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce and mix well.

Recipe Notes

If you cannot find baby ginger, you can choose tender old ginger. But only 1/2 of the amount needed. 

Nutrition Facts

Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Amount Per Serving

Calories 120
Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3g
5%

Sodium 760mg
32%

Potassium 477mg
14%

Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%

Dietary Fiber 2g
8%

Sugars 4g

Protein 3g
6%

Vitamin A
19.1%

Vitamin C
23.5%

Calcium
3.2%

Iron
5.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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