Not bad for a start, and certainly nothing to find fault with on its own, but I had to tinker with this a bit to take it beyond ho-hum. Garlic powder is ok, I guess, but fresh is so much better, so if you've got it, use it. I also added some rice wine and, oh, maybe 1/2 tsp. of toasted sesame oil. NOW we're talking complexity and depth of flavors with the garlic, rice wine (a little dry sherry would work too) and toasted sesame oil. I also added some onion - there are a ton of different things you could throw in here - mushrooms, bok choy, pea pods, carrots, broccoli, celery, bean sprouts...whatever you've got in the fridge, really. Slice your meat when it's partially frozen - so much easier to get those nice, thin slices and you're not struggling with mushy meat that won't cooperate! I always keep No Name sirloin steaks on hand for dishes like this and it's times like tonight when I'm leaving the country in the morning, that quick and easy, but delicious and satisfying meals like this are welcome, and recipes like this a godsend. One last thing - once the meat is cooked, remove it from the pan and cook the vegetables separately. Trying to cook the vegetables along with already cooked meat will only OVERcook the heck out of that meat! Then, when the vegetables are cooked till crisp-tender, return the meat to the pan and add your beef broth/cornstarch mixture.
Was this review helpful?
40 users found this review helpful
Not bad for a start, and certainly nothing to find fault with on its own, but I had to tinker...