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Saturday, September 08 2012

Inspired by the flavors found in Korean barbecue, this dish is a mouth-watering addition to any weeknight repertoire. A fruity Riesling and rice noodles are perfect accompaniments.


Korean Beef Stir-Fry
Recipe from 
Servings: 2 servings, 2 cups each
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
     tablespoons  mirin, (see Note)
     tablespoons  reduced-sodium soy sauce
     teaspoons  cornstarch
     tablespoon  canola oil
     ounces  flank steak, trimmed of fat and very thinly sliced against the grain (see Tip)
     tablespoon  chopped garlic
     teaspoons  chopped jalapeno pepper, or to taste
    1 1/2  teaspoons  chopped fresh ginger
     cups  mung bean sprouts
     6-ounce bag  baby spinach
    1/4  cup  chopped fresh cilantro
     teaspoon  toasted sesame oil
     tablespoons  toasted sesame seeds, (see Tip), optional
Combine mirin, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spread steak out in the pan and cook until seared on one side, about 1 minute. Add garlic, jalapeno and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add bean sprouts and spinach (the pan will be very full). Pour the mirin mixture into the pan and stir gently until the sauce thickens and the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes. Stir in cilantro and sesame oil. Serve topped with sesame seeds (if using).

Note: Mirin is a low-alcohol rice wine essential to Japanese cooking. Look for it in the Asian or gourmet-ingredients sectionof your supermarket. An equal portion of sherry or white wine with a pinch of sugar may be substituted for mirin.
Tips: If you have a little extra time before dinner, put the steak in the freezer for about 20 minutes to help make it easier to slice thinly.
To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 399, Total Fat 17 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat 8 g, Cholesterol 45 mg, Sodium 660 mg, Carbohydrate 28 g, Fiber 6 g, Protein 33 g, Potassium 1125 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 160%, Vitamin C 90%, Iron 35%. Exchanges: Vegetable 3,Other Carbohydrate 0.5,Lean Meat 3,Fat 2. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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