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I love a good stir fry.  It’s one of those meals that takes little preparation and cooks up in minutes.  Plus I can get a few vegetables into my husband who is pretty much a meat and potatoes kind of guy.  He did however enjoy this stir fry with snow peas and shitake mushrooms. Along with some grated ginger and garlic, I made a spicy and slightly sweet sauce which was oh so fragrant throughout the kitchen.



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Make your sauce by combining the soy sauce, chili sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil.


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After tasting it, I felt it needed a bit of sweet to counter the saltiness by adding a couple teaspoons of brown sugar.


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Drizzle some canola oil in the pan and add the sliced shitake mushrooms, grated ginger and garlic.  Stir that around for a couple minutes until the mushrooms are tender.


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Add the sliced beef and continue cooking until the meat starts to brown on the outside but still pink on the inside.


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Stir in the snow peas and half of the sliced green onion.  The snow peas will be crisp but tender after a couple minutes.


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Stir in the sauce and cook for a minute more.  By now you have an amazing aroma to fill your senses!


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Serve with a side of Jasmine rice.


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Sprinkle with some green onions and cilantro.


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And for a little more spice sprinkle some crushed red pepper.


Beef and Snow Peas Stir Fry

1 pound Steak, (such as Sirloin or Flank) sliced thin
1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger, grated
1 clove Garlic, grated
4 – 6 ounces Fresh Snow Peas
4 – 5 ounces Fresh Shitake Mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup Green Onion, sliced thin
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons Chili Sauce
1 teaspoon Hoisin Sauce
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
2 teaspoons Brown Sugar

Combine soy sauce, chili sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil and brown sugar together.  Set aside

In a wok or large non-stick skillet heat a drizzle of canola oil over medium high heat.  Add the ginger, garlic and mushrooms to the pan.  Stir for 2 minutes or until the mushrooms become tender.  Add the beef and continue to cook until the meat has browned on the outside leaving a pink center.  Add the snow peas and half of the green onions, continue to stir for 1 – 2 minutes or until the snow peas are crisp but tender.  Stir in the sauce and continue stirring for 1 minute.  Serve alongside rice, top with remaining green onions.

Serves 6