Beef, Cauliflower and Snow Peas
A simple beef stir-fry with tender cauliflower and bright green snow peas.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound steak, cut into 2-inch strips
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup hot beef broth
1 1/2 cups chopped cauliflower
1/4 pound sugar peas, trimmed
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup soy sauce
- Heat oil in a heavy skillet or wok until very hot. Add the beef and sauté quickly, keeping it moving, just until it loses color, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add onion, garlic, salt, and pepper, stirring constantly for another half minute.
- Add the hot beef broth, bring quickly to a boil, then add chopped cauliflower. Cook for 3 minutes, then add sugar peas, stirring constantly, for another few minutes. After 7 minutes maximum, the cauliflower should be tender and pea pods a bright green.
- Add cornstarch mixed with soy sauce, and stir until thickened.
Makes 6 servings.