If you are bored of steak and chips (which I don’t think you will), this is another quick way to cook a fab steak dish. Beef and mushroom are classic combinations as they create a juicy and rich taste. Chinese people do the same thing. I especially like using king oyster mushroom because they give you a great smoothy texture. If you only want to spend less than 30 minutes cooking time, this simple dish will guarantee you to have a nice meal. But don’t serve it with fries though, serve it with noodles.
Ingredients (Serves 2-3):
King oyster mushroom: 200g
Honey: 1 teaspoon
Cornflour: 2 teaspoon
Light soy sauce: 2 teaspoon
Oyster sauce: 2 teaspoon
Cooking oil, salt and pepper
1) Cut the king oyster mushroom into big slices, about 2cm x 4cm due to the size of the mushroom you have.
2) Slice the beef steak (any steak suitable for stir fry) as thin as you can, no more than 3mm I recommend. My way to achieve this is by using a long thin knife and slicing the steak with an angle of 45 degrees (Picture 3).
3) Marinate the beef slices with 1 teaspoon of honey, 2 teaspoon of cornflour and 2 teaspoon of light soy sauce for 10 minutes. Silly me, I should do this first and then cut the mushroom, save me 5 minutes!
4) Take a wok and put about 15ml of cooking oil in it. Turn the wok on high heat and wait for about 30 seconds. In go with the marinated beef slices and stir fry them steadily for about 2 minutes. You need quite a high temperature to stir fry the meat, but don’t panic, if you think the beef is too dry, just add a drizzle of oil and carry on.
5) Put the king oyster mushroom in and carry on stiring for another 2 minutes. Meanwhile, season your dish with salt and pepper. At last add in 2 teaspoon of oyster sauce (you can buy it in most of the Asian store). Stir the well for about 20 seconds and plate the dish. Please be mind the oyster sauce is quite salty so don’t add to much salt in the first place.