Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Stir Fry Beef and Cucumber - Hong Kong Supermarket Stir Fry Packages
Ah...another weekday dinner that we need to quickly conquer...when in doubt...stir fry! Right?
Easy, quick, always tasty and comforting with rice.
I try to always cook kinda-balanced meals at home, i.e. meat + veggie...and I tend to stick to my favorites in general, such as chicken, beef, pork, zucchini, napa cabbage, mushrooms or chinese lettuce...until yesterday.
I went off work with absolutely no idea on what I was gonna make...but thank God for supermarket stir fry packs :D
Just like this one!
...and plus...it was on sale! ^_* Sold! Beef and cucumber stir fry it was.
Wait a minute! What date is it now? It isn't expired or anything, right?
- 0.3 lbs beef, sliced (more would be nice :p)
- 1 cucumber, cleaned and sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic (crushed, divided)
- corn starch, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, white pepper, oyster sauce, water, olive oil
Add about 1 tsp corn starch, a dash of soy sauce, fish sauce and sugar to the beef, mix well and set aside while you're stir frying the cucumber. Saute one clove of garlic in hot olive oil, add cucumber, add a dash of fish sauce and pepper, add water and cook it covered, let the cucumber chunks get steamed for a few minutes until they softened a bit but not overcooked, set aside. Add olive oil to frying pan, add beef, add sauces if necessary and add a bit of water to create a bit of sauce, pour over cucumber and serve with steamed rice.
Cucumbers are surprisingly wonderful stir fried!
Let's see what package is on sale tonight, shall we? ^_*