If you are anything like me, you often take recipes you know you love and you will often tweak them to make a new dish or even spice the old one up a bit to your liking. I decided to take my stir-fry recipe and make something new with it. We went to the Asian Market to get groceries like we do often and my husband said he wanted to check out some new variety of peppers. Well, when we got home we ended up with several peppers that I had never used in cooking before and that is when I made the decision to work on something new recipe wise with them. After posting it to facebook my friends and family wanted to know how I made it, so here I am writing up the recipe for everyone. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
We also made this stir fry with Korean Dumplings, fried in a pan with oil. I have yet to try my hand at making these from scratch, so we buy them premade. We used the dipping sauce for the dumplings that complimented the stir fry and everything was very delicious. I think overall the meal was a hit with the entire family! We chose to serve the peppers as an optional topping because two of our kids are not fond of spicy foods, but if you enjoy it, you can add the peppers in when heating everything back up and combine it together with the beef and veggies.
1 hour, 20 minutes
What you will need:
A Wok for cooking, if you do not have one a big frying pan will do, but you may not have the room you need.
Silicone spatula, I find these work best in Woks, especially if you do not want to damage the coating on it.
Knives for prepping
Pot for your rice
2 Big-serving dishes
Small bowl for peppers [Topping]
2 packages of beef strips
3 twist peppers
2 banana peppers
1 small red onion
1 Manzano pepper
2 packs of fresh sugar snap peas
1 head of fresh broccoli
2 cups Jasmine rice
3 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cup of Kikkoman Garlic Teriyaki Sauce
1/2 cup of toasted sesame oil
1 tsp of paprika
2 tsp of sesame seeds
1 tsp of ground white pepper
1 tsp of course sea salt
First, chop up all of your peppers into small rounds or strips as desired.
Thinly slice your onion into rounds
Set these aside, they are to be cooked last as an added topping.
Mix the beef strips into a bowl with 1 cup of the Garlic Teriyaki sauce and let set in the refrigerator for 20-30 mins. Save the remaining sauce and set aside for cooking. You will also need the sauce your beef has been marinating in, so, do not discard.
Heat 1/3 cup of your sesame seed oil up in the wok
Add salt and pepper to the oil and let it cook in the oil for approximately 4 minutes
Add your beef strips with the sauce into the wok, sprinkle with paprika and cook until done.
Remove the beef strips and set aside.
Add the remaining sesame seed oil to the wok with the remaining teriyaki sauce, heat for 2 minutes.
Heat up water in a pot, bring it to a boil and add your rice to it. Doing the rice at this step will make sure that it is done by the time you are finished with the main portion of the meal.
Put the broccoli and sugar snap peas into the pan with the sauce & oil, cook until they have reached your desired texture, we liked ours a little bit on the crunchy side.
Remove the vegetables and place in the bowl with the beef strips, set aside.
Place the peppers and onions into the seasoned pan and cook until they are tender. Remove and set in a separate serving bowl.
Place your veggies and beef strips back into the wok, if they need heating back up.
For a family-style dinner, put the rice in a serving dish and the stir fry in another. Place the peppers on the table in their small bowl for those who would like to add a little bit of spice to their dish.