Chinese: beef with green pepper (lot tzu ngow roh)

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Steak, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon Corn starch
1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons Rice Wine
¼ teaspoon Oil
2 larges Green peppers
1 medium Onion
1 Clove garlic
1 slice Ginger
4 teaspoons Cornstarch
1 cup Chicken broth
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
¼ teaspoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Chinese black beans
(Fermented black beans)
2 tablespoons Oil
½ teaspoon Salt

PREPARATION: Cut steak on the diagonal into ¼-inch slices each 2 inches long. Mix 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoons rice wine, ¼ teaspoon sugar and ¼ tsp oil. Pour this mixture over beef, mix well, and let stand for 15 minutes.

Cut peppers in half, remove seeds. Cut into ¼-inch long strips.

Smash, peel, and mince garlic. Peel and mince ginger root. In a cup, mix together 4 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 cup chicken broth, 2 tablespoon soy sauce, and ¼ teaspoon sugar. Wash black beans and drain. Mash.

COOKING: Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil with ½ teaspoon salt over high heat. Add beef and stir-fry 1 minute. Remove beef from pan and set aside. Clean the pan. Heat the other tablespoon of oil over high heat. Add the mashed black beans, garlic, and ginger root; stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add green pepper and onion. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. (The pepper slices should remain crisp.) Return beef to skillet and add the cornstarch mixture. Cook and stir until thickened, about 1 minute. Serve.

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