Fried Brandy Beef With Celery

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delicious fried beef with celery

Delicious fried brandy beef with celery

Fried Brandy Beef With Celery……that’s so delicious with just plain white rice. That’s what we had for dinner yesterday, together with another dish of stir fried vegetables. It’s simple but yet a very satisfying meal. I’m not very good in cooking beef but I’m rather happy with this dish. My recipe to share here:

Ingredients A (to marinade)
500g beef (sliced into strips)
3T soya sauce
3T sweet chili sauce
1T sesame oil
4T brandy (I use Martell)
1T corn flour
1T Peking duck sauce

Mix everything together and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Note: I used beef frying steaks which came in thin slices and pounded. After cutting the beef into strips, I washed them, hopefully to get rid of as much additives as possible. Drain dry before adding the marinade.

Beef frying steak

Beef frying steak

Beef strips

Beef strips

Beef in marinade

Beef in marinade

Ingredients B
3 pips garlic (minced)
2 shallots (finely chopped)
2 sticks of celery (sliced)

Sliced celery

Sliced celery

frying the beef

frying the beef

Fry the beef and celery

Add the celery to the beef

Heat up some oil in a big based frying pan. Use the strongest heat for frying. Add in the garlic and shallots and fry till fragrant. Add in the marinated beef and fry well until cooked. Add the sliced celery. Give a quick stir and dish up. Serve immediately with hot plain rice. Enjoy your fried brandy beef with celery.

Do you like beef? How do you cook the beef? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Quote of the day……

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pegasuslegend  on September 15th, 2009

looks delicious! I love the smell of peppers cooking, my fav

Su-Lin  on September 15th, 2009

I have a bottle of cheap brandy that needs using up - never thought of applying it to Chinese cuisine! Thanks!

Divina  on September 15th, 2009

What is Peking duck sauce? Is that hoisin sauce? I love celery. I love beef too but I don’t eat it that often but I love stir-fried sate beef with onions. This is similar to may father’s cooking.

Mary  on September 15th, 2009

Hi, thanks for all your comments.

Su-Lin, that’s where all those bottles of wine in my house end up…haha. I receive lots and so I use lots in my cooking.

Divina, Peking sauce is not the same as hoisin sauce. You can have a look at the picture here

lululu  on September 15th, 2009

i hv weakness on cooking beef in chinese way.
i’ve always made tough beef stir-fry!
any tricks?

Mary  on September 15th, 2009

lululu, thanks for adding. I find the trick to avoid tough beef when cooking the Chinese way is to slice the beef thinly accross the grain and then add corn flour to it when you marinade the beef. That’s what I do for this recipe. Give a try.

Jeena  on September 15th, 2009

Looks delicious Mary. :-)

Divina  on September 16th, 2009

The link didn’t lead me to the Peking duck sauce. Can you upload it again. Thanks.

Mary  on September 16th, 2009

Jeena, thanks for your comments.

Divina, so sorry for the mistake. Have corrected it. Thanks very much for checking that out for me.

Divina  on September 17th, 2009

Ah, Lee Kum Kee Brand. I thought it’s the same with hoisin sauce. Does it taste sweet and salty?

Olive  on September 24th, 2009

I will give this a try, looks delicious :P

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