From Susanna Foo, a 1989 Best New Chef, at Susanna Foo in Philadelphia.Plus: More Beef Recipes and Tips
In a small bowl, combine the stock with the soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, sugar and crushed red pepper.
Set a nonstick wok over high heat until very hot. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and swirl to coat. Add half the garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the beef and scallops and stir-fry until the meat is no longer pink, 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the wok and swirl to coat. Add the remaining half of the garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the bell pepper, corn and scallions and stir-fry until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the sauce mixture and add to the wok. Stir-fry until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Return the beef and scallops to the wok, stir to coat, then stir in the basil. Transfer to a platter and serve.