Originally Posted by Zhizara
That sounds good. Do you have a recipe for us? Please?
I didn't think I did because I've been making it for so long, but I did include it in the collection of recipes I put together for my best friend when she got married. (I was in university and I was strapped for cash...if you're short of cash, a collection of your favorite recipes is not an unwelcomed shower gift.) And, I find it handy to look things up because it has all my favorite recipes from when I was growing up, from my grandma, friends, and recipes I collected on my travels. All in one cerloxed binder.
Beef with Smoked Oysters
1-2 T soy sauce
1 T pale dry sherry or rice wine
1 tsp cornstarch
2 T vegetable oil
1/2 lb lean beef (strips or you can use ground or any other cut you'd use for a beef stir fry or Chinese fondue)
1-3.25 oz can of smoked oysters
1 T oyster sauce
1 T mushroom broth (or chicken broth)
1 T grated fresh ginger root
1/2 c frozen peas (or edamene -- the green soy beans that look like peas)
12 lettuce leaves (Bib or Boston works best--if you use iceberg you'll have to wilt them)
Combine the soy sauce, sherry, and cornstarch in a bowl, stir until the cornstarch dissolves.
Brown the beef with the grated ginger in a wok. Add the peas, oysters (with the liquid). Stir fry for about a minute (until the beef isn't pink). Add the oyster sauce and soy sauce mix. Cook, stirring constantly until all ingredients are well coated.
Clean the leaves, cut into 5-inch rounds (or not). Wrap 1 T of mixture in the lettuce leaf like you would an egg roll or soft taco. Eat with your fingers. You can also serve it over rice. It serves 2 in our house.