Tyler's recipe book

Stir-Fried Beef With Snap Peas and Oyster Sauce Recipe

4 servings


30 minutes

total time


For the Beef:

1 pound skirt steak of flap meat, thinly sliced against the grain

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon dark soy sauce

1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine

1/2 teaspoon roasted sesame oil

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

For the Stir-Fry:

2 tablespoons dark soy sauce

2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine

1/4 cup homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock

1/4 cup oyster sauce

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon cornstarch

3 tablepsoons vegetable, canola, or peanut oil, divided

1 pound snap peas, trimmed

2 medium cloves garlic, finely minced (about 2 teaspoons)

2 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger

1 scallion, white and light green parts only, finely minced


For the Beef: Combine beef, salt, sugar, soy sauce, wine, sesame oil, baking soda, and cornstarch in a small bowl and toss to combine. Set aside for 20 minutes.

For the Stir Fry: Combine soy sauce, wine, chicken stock, oyster sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok over high heat until smoking. Add half of the beef, spreading it out in a single layer, and cook without moving until lightly browned on first side, about 1 minute. Toss and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until barely cooked through, about 1 minute longer. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Repeat with 1 more tablespoon oil and remaining beef.

Wipe out wok, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and place over high heat until smoking. Add snap peas and cook, tossing and stirring frequently, until lightly charred in spots and bright green. Add garlic, ginger, and scallions and cook, stirring, until fragrant. Return beef to wok and toss to combine. Stir sauce and add to wok. Cook, stirring and tossing constantly, until sauce is thickened and coats beef and vegetables, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

4 servings


30 minutes

total time
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