Friday, March 6, 2015

BBQ Sauted Beef with Garlic Sweet Peas!

Moving is almost complete! I'll be back online with fresh posts/experiments soon! Everything is a mess or well not a complete mess because my inner OCD would never allow that but more along the lines of I need to get my new kitchen (plus the rest of the place) properly organized so that I can efficiently cook with ease. Also since home where my parents are is only 45 minutes away it'll probably also mean I'll visit quite often so I need to figure out where to leave certain things... in conclusion, I've accumulated a lot of crap over the years. A lot of my things were still in boxes when I moved home with my parents a couple of years ago because either there wasn't enough room for them in the house or something like that already exists. Now that I've moved some stuff over to my new place I've come to discover there are things in some of these boxes that I no longer need or want and don't really know why I have them in the first place... anyways time to sell, donate, and toss. 

I suppose we all go through a spending phase at one point or another. Nowadays my spending tend to circle around the things I really enjoy doing like food. Next time I need to move, it should involve less (hopefully....)

So while we wait some more for me to get back into the the groove of things, here is a meal I cooked up a while ago but haven't posted yet, so enjoy. 

BBQ Sauted Beef with Garlic Sweet Peas

Ingredients:
  • approx 1 lb of thinly sliced beef
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Yoshida marinade sauce
  • 1 tbsp of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp of hot and spicy Taiwanese BBQ sauce (refer to picture)
  • 1 clove of garlic, roughly chopped
  • approx 1 lb of sweet peas (rinsed and whole)
  • chili pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
Procedure: 
  1. Take the sliced beef and cut them into 2" strips if possible, then in a medium sized bowl marinate together beef, paprika, onion powder, Yoshida sauce, baking soda, water, and 1 tbsp BBQ sauce. Let meat marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile bring a pot of water to boil and precook the sweet peas by boiling them for about 5 minutes and drain. 
  3. Heat up a frying pan with olive oil and then briefly saute the garlic before adding the sweet peas. Give the sweet peas and garlic a quick saute (approx 5 minutes) and add in chili pepper flakes if desired. Sweet peas should still be sweet and crunchy when done, then set aside
  4. Once the beef is ready to be cooked, heat up a frying pan and saute the beef with the last tbsp of BBQ sauce. Saute until beef is completely cooked.
  5. If desired, you can saute the garlic sweet peas into the beef and then enjoy with some steamed rice.