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Stir-fry Beef and Bok Choy


Exploring stir fry beef Asian style…………Once again I will be featuring “stir-fry beef”. This time, I will cook the beef with bok choy. It is a very Asian inspired dish that once you master the cooking of stir-fry beef, you can explore any vegetables you may want to accompany with this very tender quick-cook beef. Here in my place, almost every week we cook Asian dish such as this one……..Must try!

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 thumb size ginger sliced thinly
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 500 grams thinly sliced beef (tendered and soak in 1 tsp soda. salt & pepper for 10 minutes)
  • 4 bunches of bok choy
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1.5 cup water
  • 1 small can of black beans (use 3 tbsp and mashed it)
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion leeks

Procedures:

  • Heat oil in pan , add beef and stir fry until brown and season with salt and pepper. Add garlic, ginger and onions and soy sauce. Saute’ for 2 minutes.
  • Add black beans. Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes then pour in bok choy.
  • Add water with cornstarch and boil for 2 minutes, then add onion leeks and sesame oil then remove from heat.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!!!!!

Stir fry Beef and Snow Peas


Stir fry Beef……………..Almost any vegetables can go with this stir fry beef. My post today is a simple stir fry beef and snow peas. A classic Asian dish – tendered beef with oyster sauce. Once you tried mastering the stir fry beef, you can play with all the vegetables you may like to come with this tendered stir fry beef… Try it, youll definitely gonna love it.

Ingredients: good for 3-4 persons

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium white onions sliced
  • 300 grams snow peas
  • 300 grams thinly sliced beef (soaked in 1 tbsp chinese wine and 1 tbsp baking soda for 10 minutes)
  • 1 tbsp corn flour dissolve in 1 cup water
  • 50 grams cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:

  • in a non-stick pan or wok, heat oil and saute garlic and onions, add in beef and let it brown for 2-3 minutes then add in snow peas and seasoned with oyster sauce, salt and pepper and cashew nuts. let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. adjust taste by adding fish sauce.
  • dissolve corn flour and water and add soy sauce. mix well and pour over and let it boil for a minute until sauce is thickened
  • Serve hot!

Stir-fry Shrimp and Vegetables


Stir-fry…………One of the most common dish we have here in my home. Usually if we wanted a quick way to eat your favorite vegetables, we go for stir-fry. Actually you can cook any vegetable you want, a combination of broccoli, carrots, beans and capsicum plus a shrimp will be heaven. Our rules at home, if we cook a veggie, it should be paired with a fried fish. So I paired this vegetable with a simple fried fish……………….Did you know that vegetables are home for many antioxidants that; firstly, help body protect from oxidant stress, diseases and cancers, and secondly, help body develop capacity to fight against these by boosting immunity……

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium white onions
  • 8-10 pcs shrimps
  • 1 pc carrots sliced
  • 4 pcs mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pc chayote
  • 10 pcs green beans
  • 1 small capsicum cut in strips
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolve in 1.5 cup water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • fish sauce to adjust taste

Procedures:

  • In a wok,  heat oil and  saute garlic and onions. add in shrimps then saute for 2 minutes then add the rest of the vegetables ingredients.
  • In a bowl, combine oyster sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch and water. stir well and pour over to vegetables little by little until you reach your desired sauce thickness.
  • Serve hot.

Ginisang Gulay at Toge (stir-fry mixed vegetables)


Ginigsang gulay (stir-fry mixed vegetables). This is a healthy bunch of vegetables. I decided not to add any meat. Just feel hungry for vegetables. As I combine broccoli, beansprout, carrots, capsicum and beans and of course sauted with garlic and onions and just seasoned this dish with salt and pepper and a kikoman soy sauce.  Believe me, its heaven. This is my second favorite vegetable dish, since I am a filipino, my number one vegetable dish will be pinakbet. What is your favorite vegetable dish?……………………..Did you know that these bunch of vegetables are rich in fiber and antioxidant. First is carrots – The Beta-carotene present in carrots is one of the powerful natural anti-oxidant that helps protect body from harmful fee radical injury.  In addition, it also has all the functions of vitamin A such as vision, reproduction (sperm production), maintenance of epithelial integrity, growth and development…..hmmmmmm

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 medium onions
  • 1 small bell pepper sliced
  • 100 gms beansprout
  • 50 gms carrots julienne.
  • 1 head broccoli cut in serving portions
  • 10 pcs green beans
  • 2 tbsp kiko man
  • salt & pepper to taste

Procedures:

  • In a wok, heat oil and saute all ingredients together for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Seasones with salt and pepper and kikoman soy sauce
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry


………….Shrimp and broccoli stir-fry…………….This is a quick and easy recipe that I think everybody can cook. It is a vegetable dish I loved to pair every time I cook fried or roast dishes such as traditional roast pork or crispy pata and many more. I will tell you a little story about this dish, My wife made this when we had a visitor at home, to complete the line up of menu, we usually have one “saucy dish or casserole” such as kalderetang bakaone fried dish and one vegetable dish. Believe it or not, it so happen that our guest that time does not or can not eat shrimp and tomato base casserole. (hello tita, starring ka dito sa kwento ko ha..LOL). So it ended up eating her own “pot luck” . How about you guys? are you allergic of some other food? If you ask me, I hate eating okra and “saluyot” – it’s a kind of vegetable ingredient that is very sticky in texture when its cooked………………………………..Did you know that broccoli is helpful in repairing skin damage thanks to the glucoraphanin it contains which helps the skin to detoxify and repair itself. And also, broccoli bolsters the immune system with a large dose of beta-carotene. Trace minerals, such as zinc and selenium, further act to strengthen immune defense actions……

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium white onions sliced
  • 2 heads of broccoli (cut in serving portions)
  • 15 pcs of peeled shrimps
  • 1 tbsp corn flour dissolve in 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:

  • in a non-stick pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onions, add in shrimp and broccoli and seasoned with oyster sauce, salt and pepper. let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • dissolve corn flour and water and add soy sauce. mix well and pour over and let it boil for a minute until sauce is thickened
  • Serve hot!

Stir-fry egg and spinach


Eggs…………there are hundred ways to cook egg….I’ll teach you one easy and healthy way. Cook it with your favourite green leafy vegetables. Its one of the quick way if you want to pair your fried or grilled dishes. This is my favorite breakfast as I paired it with my dried fish (tuyo)…………….Did you know that the A and C vitamins in spinach plus the fiber, folic acid, magnesium and other nutrients help control cancer, especially colon, lung and breast cancers. Folate also lowers the blood levels of something called homocysteine, a protein that damages arteries. So spinach also helps protect against heart disease.

Ingredients: good for sharing

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onions sliced
  • 3 fresh eggs beaten
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1 pc medium tomato slices
  • salt & pepper to taste
Procedures:
  • In a teflon pan, heat oil and saute onions. add in tomatoes and seasoned with salt & pepper, add in spinach and stir with egg. continue stirring for a minute. do not over cook egg.
  • Serve hot!

Asian Style Beef with Mushrooms


This is a replicate from a Singaporean restaurant that my wife dine together with her boss. We were very eager to try this at home because this is the first Singaporean recipe I will post in my blog. With the help of “google” and my wife illustration on the menu, I have visualized the taste and its appearance. Well, stir-fry dishes is not as complicated as other menu………Did you know that white button mushrooms are fairly rich in vitamins and minerals. The mushroom contains an especially high amount of vitamin B and potassium. Raw mushrooms are naturally cholesterol, fat, and sodium free. Common button mushrooms may help lower cholesterol and prevent chronic diseases.

Ingredients: Serves 4-6 persons

  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 250 grams thinly sliced beef
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 thumb sized ginger thinly sliced
  • 1 medium white onions
  • 200 grams button mushrooms
  • 1 pc small carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced leeks
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolve in 1 cup water

Procedures:

  • In a mixing bowl, rub beef with soy sauce, salt & pepper, baking soda and sesame oil. marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • In a wok, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger then add in beef, brown for about 5 minutes then pour in mushrooms, carrots and leeks then seasoned with oyster sauce, salt & pepper and rice wine. saute well for about 5 minutes then add in cornstarch mix. remove from heat and serve hot.
  • Best served in sizzling plate or over a bowl of steamed rice or a piece of bread
  • Enjoy!!

Stir-fry fresh vegetables


This dish will not be missed everytime we go for a chinese restaurant…it is a healthy combinations of vegetables combined with shrimps cooked the traditional chinese ingredients..this time I will make my own version but still, I will kept it the chinese way. ..

Did you know that nature’s most powerful medicine are vegetables…these are low in calories, high in complex carbohydrates, contain no cholesterol and almost no fat. They are rich sources of a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, trace minerals, and dietary fibre, and many other classes of antioxidants and phytochemicals. These nutrients may be your best weapon against age-related disease…

Ingredients: (serves 2-3 persons)

  • 2 colve garlic (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ginger(chopped)
  • 6-8 pcs shrimps
  • 50 gms thinly slice pork livers
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 2 tbsp light chinese soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 100 gms broccoli
  • 2 pcs bok choy
  • 1/2 pc small carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • salt & pepper

*please chopped vegetables evenly

Preparation:

  • in a wok, heat oil and saute garlic, onion & ginger..add in shrimp & pork liver. cooked for about 2 minutes. seasoned with soy sauce, rice wine and oyster sauce. add in the vegetables and stir fry for about 1-2 minutes. dont over cooked the veggies. add salt & pepper to taste…. serve hot.

Enjoy…best paired with steamed fish…

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