Stir-Fried Ginger Beef
1 tbsp vegetable oil
450g/1lb lean steak strips
5cm/2in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
1 green (bell) pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
3 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
1 tbsp sesame seeds
salt and ground black pepper
1 Heat the oil in a wok or deep frying pan set over a high heat. Add the steak and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
2 Stir in the ginger, carrots and green pepper and stir-fry until the vegetables are just tender.
3 Blend the soy sauce and cornflour and stir into the steak and vegetables in the wok. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 seconds, until thick and syrupy. Season to taste and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
4 Serve immediately with boiled rice or egg noodles.