It was rather by coincidence that I made this ginger beef steak dinner one fine day. I was in the process of rebuilding another older recipe that I had for so long here on my blog. A quick and easy spicy ginger beef stir fry with vegetables.
A fairly classic stir fry. But the picture was outdated and I needed to give that recipe a welcome makeover.
And for some reason I didn’t feel like making exactly the same stir fry all over again.
Also add to this that I’m always on the lookout for interesting beef steak recipes. Don’t get me wrong here: it’s not that I can’t stand the more classic recipes for steak sauces.
Far from it!
Ginger Beef Steak with Soy Sauce
On the contrary.
I you ask me what my favorite steak sauce is, then I definitely go for that bernaise sauce! But it’s sometimes quite thrilling to think outside the box and combine ingredients that might look a little odd in the first place. Let’s call it ‘cooking on the edge’.
It’s an interesting challenge, to start cooking and not knowing what will come out of it in the end.
I like the combination of the fresh ginger and juicy steak. And the fried ginger on top is also a huge hit! You can serve the steak with cooked rice or a bowlful of fragrant and fluffy cooked couscous!
However, as exotic as this dish might sound, I can never resist a good handful of sizzling golden fries… I’m Belgian!
A juicy ginger beef steak, perfectly cooked and topped with crunchy fried ginger! Serve it with cooked rice or a good handful of sizzling golden fries...
- 2 steaks
- 4 inch fresh ginger (10 cm), sliced thinly
- 2 medium garlic cloves chopped finely
- 1 tsp chili flakes
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- sunflower oil
- Combine the dark and medium soy sauce and the sesame oil. Pour this mixture on top of the steaks and then marinate them for 1 to 2 hours.
- Heat a little sunflower oil in a non-stick pan over high heat. Sear the marinated steaks on all sides. Turn the heat lower and cook the steaks the way you prefer.
- Then transfer them onto a plate and let them rest under tinfoil until needed.
- In the same hot pan stir fry the chopped garlic, chili flakes and half of the sliced ginger for 2 minutes. Add extra sunflower oil if necessary.
- Add the remaining steak marinade and a few drops of water. Then check the seasoning. Add some soy sauce to taste if necessary.
- Turn the heat low and simmer for another 2 minutes. Heat some sunflower oil in another pan and gently fry the rest of the sliced ginger until crisp and golden. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Then put the cooked ginger steaks onto clean plates. Top with the ginger sauce and finish with the crispy fried ginger on top.