Beef Stir Fry with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Cashews
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons Teriyaki sauca
  • 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Asian sweet chili sauce
  • 6 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound asparagus, sliced on the diagonal, 1 inch thick
  • 1 pound fresh cremini or baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup cashews, toasted
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice, for serving
  • In a medium skillet, pour in cashews and roast over medium-high heat, tossing often, until lightly toasted; pour off onto a plate and set aside. In a bowl, toss the meat with 1 tablespoon of the sugar, 1 tablespoon oil and salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the remaining sugar, teriyaki sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, sweet chili sauce.
  • Heat a large skillet or wok until very hot. Add the remaining ⅓ cup of oil and heat until smoking. Add the meat and cook over high heat undisturbed for 1 minute, until browned. Turn the meat and cook for 1 minute longer. Tilt the skillet and spoon off all but 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Scatter the scallions, mushrooms, asparagus and garlic over the meat and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Stir the soy mixture and add it to the pan, shaking to coat the meat; bring to a boil, continue cooking for another minute to reduce sauce slightly.   Stir in cashews.
  • Line a platter with steamed jasmine rice and pour the beef, vegetables, and sauce on top.
Instructions
  1. In a medium skillet, pour in cashews and roast over medium-high heat, tossing often, until lightly toasted; pour off onto a plate and set aside. In a bowl, toss the meat with 1 tablespoon of the sugar, 1 tablespoon oil and salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining sugar, teriyaki sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, sweet chili sauce.
  3. Heat a large skillet or wok until very hot. Add the remaining ⅓ cup of oil and heat until smoking. Add the meat and cook over high heat undisturbed for 1 minute, until browned. Turn the meat and cook for 1 minute longer. Tilt the skillet and spoon off all but 1 tablespoon of oil.
  4. Scatter the scallions, mushrooms, asparagus and garlic over the meat and cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Stir the soy mixture and add it to the pan, shaking to coat the meat; bring to a boil, continue cooking for another minute to reduce sauce slightly.   Stir in cashews.
  6. Line a platter with steamed jasmine rice and pour the beef, vegetables, and sauce on top.
Recipe by Jennifer Cooks at https://jennifercooks.com/beef-stir-fry-with-asparagus-mushrooms/