Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wok Wednesdays: The Breath of a Wok | Jan Yueh's Beef with Onions and Peppers

 Mise en place.

Bowl 1: Flank steak, soy sauce, dry sherry, black pepper, cornstarch, vegetable oil
Bowl 2: Onions
Bowl 3: Bell peppers
Bowl 4: Soy sauce, dry sherry, sugar, cornstarch

What amazing flavor this stir-fry has, and without any enhancements such as ginger, garlic, scallions, or fish sauce, sesame oil, or chili paste - common ingredients in stir-fries - here we have just soy sauce, sherry and pepper.

This is why I love stir-frying. You take the freshest of ingredients, with minimal spices and/or condiments and give them a quick toss in a very hot wok, and you have an incredible tasting meal in mere minutes, which is healthy to boot! I don't understand why everyone hasn't jumped on the wok-wagon.

Pure deliciousness.

Wok Wednesdays is an online group of wok devotees (or should I say fanatics) who are currently cooking through Grace Young's The Breath of a Wok.

We have been asked not to post the recipes on our blogs. You will find this recipe on page 94. Why don't you grab the book and join in on the fun (for we've only just begun) and become a Wok Wednesdays member yourself. Non-bloggers are welcome too. Pay us a visit over on Facebook.


  1. So simple and so beautiful! And I don't even need to take out any garlic! :)

    1. Thank you, David! I do think of you when there is no garlic in a recipe. :)

  2. I've got to get on this one right away! You are making me hungry!!

  3. Hi Cathy! Looks great as always! I agree wholeheartedly on Wok Wednesday.

    signed, patti w. <==== not really ;-)


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