from Eve


  • 1 kg. beef or lamb
  • 8 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 kg. green beans
  • 8 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. sherry (or other cooking wine)
  • 8 tbsp. stock or water

1. Cut the meat into thin shreds about the width of the green beans and about 1 ½ inches in length. Mix together the soy sauce and corn flour, then marinate the pieces of meat in it for about 10 minutes.
2. Heat half the oil in a wok or frying pan and stir fry the meat for about a minute or until lightly colored, then remove and set aside.
3. Heat the remaining oil and stir fry the beans for about 1 minute, then add the meat, salt and sherry. Blend well together and add a little stock or water if necessary, but do not overcook, otherwise the beans will lose their crispiness and the meat its tenderness.