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Stir-Fried Beef and Shiitake Mushroomswith Carrots and Thai Basil

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

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Difficulty:easy
Preparation:35 min
Ready in:35 min
Low-sugar
low-carb
Vitamin-rich
Mineral-rich
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1 serving contains (Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories398 kcal(20%)
Protein33 g(66%)
Fat22 g(28%)
Carbohydrates18 g(7%)
Added Sugar0 g(0%)
Roughage5 g(17%)

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Ingredients

For servings

2 ouncesShiitake mushroom
½Carrots (about 100 grams)
½green Chile pepper
½ ouncesCashews
1 ½Scallions
½Garlic clove
½Limes
1 tablespoonThai fish sauce
½ tablespoonsSoy sauce
4 ½ ounceslean Beef (such as sirloin)
Salt
Pepper
1 tablespoonVegetable oil
1 ½ sprigsThai basil

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

Directions

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1 Clean shiitake mushrooms and cut off stems.
2 Peel carrots and cut into very fine strips (julienne).
3 Rinse chile pepper, wipe dry and slice into thin rings. (For less spice, remove seeds and ribs).
4 Coarsely chop cashews.
5 Rinse scallions, pat dry and cut into 3 cm (approximately 1-inch) lengths. Peel garlic and chop finely.
6 Squeeze juice from lime. Mix together 2 tablespoons juice in a small bowl with fish sauce and soy sauce.
7 Pat beef dry, cut into thin strips and season with salt and pepper.
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. 
9 Add mushrooms, carrot and scallions to wok and stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
10 Add chile, garlic and cashews and stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.
11 Return beef to wok, pour in the lime-soy mixture and bring to a boil.
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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