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Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms

with Carrots and Thai Basil

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms - A light and satisfying Asian entrée

398
calories
Calories
35 min.
Preparation
easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 2 servings
4 ounces Shiitake mushroom
1 Carrot (about 100 grams)
1 green Chile pepper
1 ounce Cashews
3 Scallions
1 Garlic clove
1 Lime
2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
9 ounces lean Beef (such as sirloin)
Salt
Pepper
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
3 sprigs Thai basil
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small bowl, 1 Wok, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 1
1

Clean shiitake mushrooms and cut off stems.

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 2
2

Peel carrots and cut into very fine strips (julienne).

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 3
3

Rinse chile pepper, wipe dry and slice into thin rings. (For less spice, remove seeds and ribs).

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 4
4

Coarsely chop cashews.

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 5
5

Rinse scallions, pat dry and cut into 3 cm (approximately 1-inch) lengths. Peel garlic and chop finely.

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 6
6

Squeeze juice from lime. Mix together 2 tablespoons juice in a small bowl with fish sauce and soy sauce.

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 7
7

Pat beef dry, cut into thin strips and season with salt and pepper.

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 8
8

Heat oil in a wok (or a deep, heavy pan) over high heat. In 2 batches, stir-fry beef until browned, then remove from wok. 

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 9
9

Add mushrooms, carrot and scallions to wok and stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 10
10

Add chile, garlic and cashews and stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 11
11

Return beef to wok, pour in the lime-soy mixture and bring to a boil.

Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushrooms preparation step 12
12

Rinse Thai basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and coarsely chop. Add to wok, toss to combine and serve immediately, over brown rice, if desired. 

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