Spicy Beef with Oyster & Black Bean Garlic Sauce

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Spicy Beef with Oyster & Black Bean Garlic Sauce

Ingredients:
450 g beef (rump steak), thinly sliced into strips
8 baby corns, chopped
10-15 mange tout peas, trimmed
small yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
small orange pepper, cut into thin strips
1 red chilli, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 slices fresh ginger
3 tbsp Oyster sauce
3 tbsp Black Bean Garlic sauce
1/2 lemon
2 tsp honey
4-6 tbsp Oil

Marinade beef in Oyster sauce, Black Bean Garlic sauce, honey and lemon juice for 30 minutes. Heat a non-stick frying pan or wok over a high heat. Remove beef from marinade and stir-fry for 5 minutes. In separate pan stir-fry all vegetables for 3 minutes. When ready add fried vegetables to the beef, add remaining marinade from a bowl (scrape off as much as possible), stir and cook for further 2-3 minutes. Serve with plain rice. Bon appetit.

Paper Wrapped Chicken

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These lovely parcels make enjoyable little meal. And are fun to make and delicious to eat.

Well wrapping was a bit of  technical challenge but I made it through. So a bit of advice: Practice! practice! practice! It’s worth the effort.

Paper Wrapped Chicken

Ingredients:
6-8 chicken breast mini fillets
4 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 spring onions, cut into 3 cm pieces
6 thin slices fresh ginger
4-5 chestnuts, cooked, peeled and chopped
1 yellow mini pepper, cut into slices
1 red mini pepper, cut into slices
1 chilli pepper, chopped
10-12 coriander leaves
1 liter oil
6-8 sheets greaseproof paper, dimensions: 30cmx15cm

Cut the chicken into bite-size chunks and marinade in oyster sauce and soy sauce for 1-2 hours.

Place greaseproof paper on a work surface and place slice of ginger and coriander leaf in the middle. Then place chicken, chestnuts, peppers, spring onions, chilli and finish of with one more coriander leaf. Wrap all in greaseproof paper – fold it in envelope. Secure packages tightly so that oil will not get into it. Repeat until all the packages are filled and all ingredients used up.

Heat the wok and when really hot add oil. When it is hot and slightly smoky add packages and deep-fry for 3 minutes (no longer). Then remove and drain on a wire rack. Serve while it is hot. But if required place in a hot oven so that they are warm till serving time.

Serve on its own or with little portions of plain rice.