Sirloin steak from Batalden Farms, pea shoots from our CSA, and this recipe from Food and Wine
- 1 pound beef sirloin, cut into 3/4-inch dice
- 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 medium onion, very thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 6 ounces baby pea shoots
- In a bowl, toss the beef with 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of garlic, 2 teaspoons of sugar and the fish sauce; season with pepper. Let stand.
- In a bowl, toss the onion and vinegar. In another bowl, mix the soy sauce with the olive oil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a wok, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over high heat until smoking. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of garlic and 1/4 teaspoon of salt; cook until golden, about 30 seconds. Add half of the meat and cook for 3 minutes without stirring; turn and cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a plate; cook the second batch. Return the meat to the wok and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
- On a large platter, toss the pea shoots with the onion and the soy dressing. Spoon the beef on top and serve.
Suggested Beverage: A light, fruity Pinot Noir
Notes: The sirloin tasted so good. We loved it. The pea shoots, not so much. I don't think we're fans of pea shoots. The leaves taste good, but it's a lot of work to prepare and eat them. I will use this beef marinade and preparation again in the future, either to serve over mixed greens or brown rice.
So we're just rating the beef.
Tim's Rating: 10/10
Liz's Rating: 10/10