BEEF CHOW FUN ( RECIPES WASAAFAT )

 BEEF CHOW FUN

  Beef chow fun is a favorite Cantonese dish (popular at dim sum), made from stir-frying beef, wide rice noodles, scallions, ginger, bean sprouts and dark soy.

INGREDIENTS :

FOR THE BEEF & MARINADE:

  1. 8 oz. flank steak
  2. (225g, sliced into 1/8 thick pieces)
  3. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (optional)
  4. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  5. 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  6. 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  7. FOR THE REST OF THE DISH:
  8. 12 oz. fresh wide rice noodles
  9. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  10. 4 scallions (split in half vertically and cut into 3-inch pieces)
  11. 3 thin slices ginger
  12. 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine
  13. 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  14. 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
  15. 2 tablespoons regular soy sauce
  16. 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  17. salt and white pepper (to taste)
  18. 4 to 6 ounces fresh mung bean sprouts
BEEF CHOW FUN
BEEF CHOW FUN

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Combine the beef and marinade ingredients and marinate for about 1 hour.
  2. Some fresh rice noodles come as large sheets, while others are already cut. If you have the sheets, slice the rice noodles so they're about 1 inch wide. If the noodles are very stiff and stuck together, bring a wok full of water to a boil, and add the noodles. Blanch them for 30 seconds to loosen. Transfer to an ice bath and drain thoroughly.
  3. Heat your wok over high heat until smoking, and add 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to coat the wok. Add the beef and sear until browned. As long as your wok is hot enough, the meat shouldn't stick. Set aside. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons more vegetable oil to the wok. Add the ginger to infuse the oil with its rich flavor for about 15 seconds. Add the scallions.
  4. Spread the noodles evenly in the wok and stir-fry on high for about 15 seconds. Add the Shaoxing wine around the perimeter of the wok.
  5. Next, add the sesame oil, soy sauces, pinch of sugar and the seared beef. Stir-fry, making sure your metal wok spatula scrapes the bottom of the wok. Lift the noodles in an upward motion to mix well and coat them evenly with the sauce.
  6. Add a bit of salt and white pepper to taste (taste the noodles before adding salt). Add the bean sprouts and stir-fry until they are just tender. Serve!

TIPS & NOTES:

A useful tip is to freeze the beef before slicing, until it's firm but not solid. This makes slicing the beef much easier!

Important: Heat should remain as high as possible at all times when cooking this dish.

NUTRITION FACTS :

Calories: 615kcal (31%) Carbohydrates: 51g (17%) Protein: 31g (62%) Fat: 30g (46%) Saturated Fat: 21g (105%) Cholesterol: 68mg (23%) Sodium: 1978mg (82%) Potassium: 576mg (16%) Fiber: 3g (12%) Sugar: 4g (4%) Vitamin A: 240IU (5%) Vitamin C: 12mg (15%) Calcium: 55mg (6%) Iron: 3.4mg (19%)

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