Beef in Oyster Sauce

June Lee's Famous Chinese Banquet


 4  Servings




1          pound top sirloin steaks, (flank steak can be used, but it isn't as tender)

1/4      cup oyster sauce

1          clove garlic, finely minced

2          slices ginger, finely minced

1          tablespoon soy sauce

1/4      cup sherry, or white wine

1          tablespoon cornstarch

1/4      cup water

2          tablespoons sugar


2          tablespoons peanut oil

1          teaspoon sesame oil


2          sliced green onions including tops



     Slice the beef in thin, bite-sized pieces across the grain.  Mix the oyster sauce, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch, water, and sugar.  Pour over the beef and marinate for 15-30 minutes. 

     Heat the peanut oil in a wok.  Add the beef and stir fry rapidly for 5 minutes or just until beef is cooked through; don't overcook.  Sprinkle a few drops of water over if the mixture appears to be burning or sticking.  Sprinkle sesame oil over the top and garnish with green onions.