However, I do like a combo of beef and greens stir fry. I think it's the Asian in me. So, rummaging around the Pantry I decided to use whatever I have on hand to make my own beef & greens dish. A healthier version of course.
Thanks to Costco, I have a big bag of brussels sprouts. I like the more "adult" taste of brussels sprouts in comparison to broccoli. To some, the slight bitterness of these bulbous greens makes them not too desirable on the dinner table especially in household with children. But for some reason as I grow older, I am liking these type of "off taste" more and more. It might be because of the food normally available out there are either sweet, salty or sour/tangy, or spicy, or a combo of any of the four. I can now appreciate the less main stream taste.
Tamari Beef & Brussels Sprouts
8 oz beef stew meat - slice about 1/4" slanted and across the fiber
2 cups of quartered brussels sprouts
2 tbs tamari sauce
1 tbs garlic + 1 tbs of garlic - I like mine garlicky
1 tsp olive oil - I used the spray kind
2 tbs water
Use 1 tbs of tamari to coat the beef and seasoned with black pepper.
Start 1 tbs garlic with the olive oil on a wok or pan on high heat. When they start turning darker yellow, add in the beef. Stir fry it until the beef is cooked medium rare, takes only a minute or two. Set it aside.
Now, start the remaining garlic with olive oil until they turn darker yellow, add in brussels sprouts. Toss around with the garlic several times. When you can feel the heat of the wok rise up again pour in the water then immediately cover the wok. Let it steamed in for a minute. (I like my brussels sprouts a bit charred - they smell and taste better)
Yes, that's it. I didn't even have to add sea salt! :)