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Stir Fries and Sauteed Recipes

In this webpage, you can find recipes for 
- stir fried beef and veggies
- simple stir fried venison
- spicy beef tofu
- sauteed versatile ground turkey
Stir Fried Beef and Veggies
I like using chuck cut more than leaner cuts such as the sirloin because it packs more flavor. When making this dish, I trim the excess fat so the dish will not be soaked in fat. I buy my beef from the local Farmer's market because it's organic and farm-raised. It tastes much better than the ones you find in your grocery store. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1-lb chuck beef cut, 3 sticks of celery, 1 small broccoli head, 1 red bell pepper, 5 napa cabbage leaves, 1 jalapeño pepper,1 small onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1 tsp freshly ground pepper, 1.5 inch cleaned ginger root, 1 dash of cinnamon powder, 2 tbs water, 1 tbs olive oil and 2 tsp oyster sauce. Brown sugar and salt to taste.

Procedures:
1. Trim excess fat and cut chuck beef cut into thin slices
2. Season meat with black pepper and cinnamon powder and set aside
3. Mince the garlic and ginger root. Then cut the onion into halved rings
4. Cut the celery sticks, broccoli head and red bell pepper to bite sizes
5. Cut the top of the jalapeño pepper and carefully remove the seeds. Slice the peppers thinly
6. Heat a wok over medium. Sprinkle a few drops of water. When you see all the water evaporate instantly, add the oil
7. Add the garlic, ginger and onion into the wok. Stir them together until the garlic turns slightly brown
8. Add the meat into the wok. Blend the meat and mixture well. Cover the meat mixture with a  wok lid and set aside. Stir and check the mixture every 2 mins until the meat is almost cook through
9. Add the vegetables, jalapeño pepper slices and 2 tbs of water. Mix well and cover the mixture with the lid. Stir and check the mixture every 2 mins until the vegetables are cook through
10. Add oyster sauce and mix together. Add brown sugar and salt to taste
11. Serve the dish over rice or noodles. Or use it as a filling for wraps.
If the dish is too dry for your liking, you can add more water. 

Stir-fried beef and veg in a wok
Tips: You can use your favorite vegetables in this dish. Make sure the meat is cooked quite through before adding the vegetables to avoid uneven done-ness. 
To give a sweeter flavor, add nutmeg powder.
You can substitute water with low-sodium beef stock.

Sauteed Versatile Ground Turkey
This recipe goes well with salad, tacos, rice, or noodles.

Ingredients:
1 lb 94% lean ground turkey, 1 tbs olive oil, 3 garlic cloves- minced, 1 onion- chopped, 2 carrots- sliced, dried parsley, dried basil, ground black pepper, crushed red pepper, ground turmeric, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, cumin, 1 tbs oyster sauce, 1 tbs dark soy sauce, 1 tbs brown sugar, and a splash of Chinese rice wine

Procedures:
1. In a pan over medium heat, heat olive oil and stir in garlic, onion, and carrots
2. Add and break down ground turkey. Mix in Chinese rice wine
3. Season with dried herbs and spices to taste. Cook for 10 mins or until the ground turkey is cooked through
4. Blend in oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, and brown sugar. Cook for another 5 mins. Remove from heat
5. Serve over a bed of salad, in tacos, or with rice or noodles


Simple Stir Fried Venison
My coworker gave me a pack of venison steaks. I had venison before when growing up but never cooked it. When I cut in the piece of steak, it reminded me of a bloody liver. The meat had a deep red color which probably means the meat was very fresh. Enjoy my Asian-inspired recipe!

Ingredients:
4 venison steak, 5 scallions, 1 tbs chopped garlic, 1 ginger knob, 1 tbs oyster sauce, 2 tsps brown sugar, black pepper to taste  and a couple splashes of Chinese rice wine

Procedures:
1. Peel ginger skin off. Cut julienne strips. Trim scallions and separate the white ends from the green leaves
2. With a sharp knife, slice steaks thinly to bite size. Season with pepper
3. Heat a wok over high heat. Add vegetable oil. Once the oil is slightly smoking, add garlic, white ends of scallions and ginger. Fry until onion turns translucent
4. Add steaks and stir to avoid meat clumping. Lower the heat to medium. Stir occasionally for 5 mins
5. When meat is browning nicely, add brown sugar, Chinese rice wine and oyster sauce. Blend the ingredients and stir occasionally until the meat is cooked through and the sauce thickens (~10 mins)
6. Add scallion greens, stir and remove from heat
7. Serve with rice or noodles

Tip: You can add fresh jalapeño slices. You can cook the scallion greens by adding them along with brown sugar


Spicy Beef Tofu
I was introduced to this recipe by my Chinese friend who lived in Canton. It's spicy but oh so yummy.

Ingredients:
1 pack regular firm tofu, 1 lb ground lean beef, 1 small onion, 2 garlic cloves, 2 heap tbs Szechuan spicy oil, 1 scallion, 2 tsp brown sugar, 0.5 cup frozen soy beans and ground black pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. Chop onion and mince garlic. Cut tofu into 0.25 inch cubes. Slice scallion
2. Over medium heat, warm skillet. Stir in ground lean beef until almost cooked through. Drain excess grease and add garlic, onion and brown sugar. Blend garlic and onion until onion turns translucent
3. Sprinkle tofu pieces and frozen soy beans over beef mixture and cover for 5 mins. Stir in Szechuan spicy oil and ground pepper to taste and cook until mixture is well blended
4. Slice scallion, sprinkle it over beef tofu mixture and remove from heat
5. Serve with a bowl of cooked rice


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