"My good friend Lin gave me a recipe for beef in oyster sauce, I misread the amount of black pepper called for in her recipe, and the result was fantastic! I especially like the recipe because no soy sauce is used. My husband likes to eat them with the leftover sliced uncooked onion to bring out the sweetness of the oyster sauce." — IrvineHousewife
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beef tenderloin, cut into 1/4 inch strips
onion, thinly sliced
Instead of vegetable oil, I soaked my beef strips in 1 tablespoon cooking white wine, 1 tablespoon cornstarch. I added the oyster sauce last just before turning off the stove. Serve it over rice.
Hard to pinpoint why I wasn't crazy about this recipe - I think I wanted more of an oyster sauce flavor but the pepper in it was pretty overwhelming. I know that's why the person who submitted the recipe likes it so much, but I would tone down the pepper next time (and I like spicy). Served it with some nice steamed veggies over brown rice and it made a very nice meal.
This recipe is a pretty standard beef stir-fry. I cooked it in a wok, and added a package of stir-fry vegetables. I served it over white rice.
I like this recipe, but agree with the other reviewer who said that the black pepper overwhelms the dish. Oyster sauce is a rather delicate flavor. I will cut back the pepper to 1/4 teaspoon next time I make it and maybe add some red pepper flakes if I want it spicy.
Loved how spicy it was and put more water to it at the end because we loved the sauce. The sugar made a huge difference, it was so tasteful.
I bought oyster sauce months ago and never used it. Today I was looking for a recipe for my beef filet and found this recipe, it's easy and my children loved it, even my little boy who is not a big fan of meat. I made it with mashed potatoes as a side dish and it went well with the sauce, I only put a pinch of black pepper and added a bit of water while cooking to make more sauce.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spicy Beef Filet in Oyster Sauce
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 133
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