What you'll need:

  • 450g lean beef steak
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp veg oil
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 red and 1 green pepper, cut into chunks
  • 2 spring onions, shredded
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4



Slice the beef, so you end up with strips about 5mm thick and 5cm long. Tip them into a bowl, and mix with the soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil and cornflour. Mix well, and allow to marinate for 20 minutes or more.


Get your wok on a good heat, and add the vegetable oil. When it is very hot, stir fry the beef for five minutes, or until slightly browned. Remove the beef from the wok, drain in a colander, set aside, and discard the oil.


Clean the wok with some kitchen paper, and put back on the heat. Add the peppers, and soften for 4 minutes. Add the oyster sauce and some seasoning, and stir well as it comes up to a simmer. Return the beef to the wok, mix it all together, and remove from the heat. Serve on a platter, topped with the shredded spring onions, and enjoy with rice or noodles.

Wine Match

This beef dish and a Syrah from Mendoza would make an interesting pairing. Crack open a bottle of the Mi Terruno 'Uvas' Syrah 2017 while devouring this dish for a winning match!

There you have it -- an easy recipe for Beef with Oyster Sauce!

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