Created by Kchurchill5 "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen on October 23, 2016
Step 1: Steak ... I like to lightly freeze the steak (about 20-30 minutes); just until firm. It makes it much easily to slice. Top sirloin or round is also really good. But, don't forget to slice against the grain - that is very important. I usually select which is the best price
Step 2: Marinade ... Add the garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, sesame and vegetable oil, and cornstarch to a bowl; and, mix to combine. Then add the steak; and, let it rest on the counter to marinate, and take the chill off - 15-20 minutes. You don't want to cook with cold proteins.
Step 3: Sauce ... Add the chicken broth, oyster sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, and corn starch to a bowl or small measuring cup; and, mix to combine and set to the side.
Step 4: Stir Fry ... Yes, a Wok works best; but, a deep saute pan will also work. You do want to saute at a high temperature; and, stir fry is quick cooking - just remember that. Also, I prefer a non-stick pan if possible.
Step 5: Bring your pan or wok up to high heat; and add the beef. Let it get a nice sear on the first side; but, continue to stir; you want to get a nice sear on the steak. Once the steak is cooked through, about 3-4 minutes; transfer to a bowl, while you cook your vegetables.
Step 6: Vegetables ... Add a bit more vegetable and sesame oil to the pan (just a teaspoon of each - especially if using a non stick pan); and, add the peppers, onions, celery, and mushrooms; and, saute 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Then, add in the bok choy, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots; and, cook another 2-3 minutes. You want the vegetables tender; but, still slightly crisp.
Step 7: Sauce ... Add the steak back in, along with the sauce; and, cook until everything is cooked through, and the sauce has thickened. It should take just a minute or two. Toss, in the scallions; and remove from the heat - It's Done!
Step 8: Serve and ENJOY! ... You don't have to serve this over rice; but, that is what I prefer. It may not be completely authentic; but, it is my favorite recipe. Way better than take out!