Beef Stir-Fry with Fresh and Pickled Ginger

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Beef Stir-Fry with Fresh and Pickled Ginger. Photo © Anson Smart
Photo: © Anson Smart
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins



  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 1/4 pounds sirloin steak, thinly sliced

Sauce and Stir-Fry

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese chile-garlic sauce

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/4 cup julienned fresh ginger

  • 6 scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths

  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger, sliced into thin strips


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the sherry with the soy sauce and cornstarch. Add the steak and turn to coat with the marinade. Let stand for 15 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk the chicken broth with the sherry, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, chile-garlic sauce and cornstarch.

  3. Lift the beef from the marinade; discard the marinade. Heat a wok or large skillet until very hot. Add 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil and heat until shimmering. Add the steak and stir-fry over high heat until browned and cooked to medium, about 1 minute. Transfer the steak to a plate. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the wok. Add the fresh ginger and scallions and stir-fry over high heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Return the steak to the wok and add the pickled ginger and the sauce. Stir-fry until the sauce thickens, about 10 seconds. Transfer the steak to bowls and serve.

Serve With

Steamed white rice or cooked lo mein noodles.

Suggested Pairing

Stanley Cheng, owner of Hestan Vineyards and CEO of Meyer Corporation, loves to eat his favorite beef stir-fry with blackberry-rich Napa Valley Cabernet: The firm tannins in the wine pair well with the gingery hoisin and oyster sauces.

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