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Asian Fire Meat
November 11, 2007

This was a good base recipe, but it needed some changes to the cooking/marinating process. I know from experience that if left too long sitting in soy sauce, the meat becomes de-natured and slimy. I also didn't like the idea of all the vegetables sitting in soy sauce for hours. I marininated the meat in 1 Tblsp soy sauce, a bit of minced garlic, sesame oil, cornstarch and 1/2 tsp baking soda for about an hour. I stir fried the garlic, some ginger and the red pepper flakes in very hot peanut oil for about 30 seconds, then added the onions, leeks and carrots (which I grated) and stir fried them for 3 minutes or so. I removed the vegetables from the pan, added a bit more oil, and stir fried the meat until it started to become crispy. Then I poured the sauce to which I added some sherry, more sesame oil and 1 Tblsp cornstarch over the meat and simmered briefly until it thickened. Then I returned the vegetables to the pan and stirred them into the sauce. This came out great. I served it with leftover sesame noodles and my family liked it a lot. Thanks for the post.

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