I LOVE Chinese food and this recipe gives you all the taste of it with hardly any syns, You do need one ingredient not easily available which are fermented black beans. I managed to get some from a local Cardiff Chinese supermarket but they can be bought online too I also sometimes buy mine from Wai Yee Hong when am in Bristol but their online service is brilliant too and these are mega cheap you only use a tablespoon per recipe and while you are online shopping check out the other bargains HUGE bottles of soy sauce etc really cheap. If you are ever in Bristol it’s well worth a wander around for all the fantastic ingredients they have there or have a browse online :).
That said this isn’t a completely authentic recipe I added loads more peppers and I use frozen garlic and ginger which personally I just find easier and quicker to use as a working Mum but please feel free to use fresh if you would rather.
8oz beef sliced thinly (all fat removed = I use frying steak it’s cheap and it works really well)
3 peppers (whatever colour you like) sliced
2 onions (sliced)
1 tbsp fermented black beans
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 cloves garlic (crushed or use frozen)
2 tsp grated fresh ginger (or use frozen)
1/4 pint water
1 tbsp cornflour
Add 2 tbsp hot water to the black beans and leave to stand for 10 minutes then drain, Spray a wok with spray oil and add the onions and pepper and fry for a minute until softened, Add the steak , garlic, ginger and the black beans and stir fry until steak is cooked and vegetables are soft.
Add the soy sauce and water and cook for another five minutes. Mix 2 tbsp of cold water into the cornflour and then add to the wok and stir well and cook for another few minutes to thicken the sauce.
serves 4 / 1 syn on extra easy per portion
Credit : http://vicki-kitchen.blogspot.com
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