Bean sprouts may be common to make salad or any healthy side dishes in summer thanks to their crunchiness, sweetness and freshness. But today, I will show you how we can use bean sprouts to make a savory dish, and a main dish if you want. In Asian cuisine, we love stir-frying vegetables with meat because they match so perfectly, the juiciness of meat will give vegetables more flavors and vice versa, the vegetables will give the whole dish a nice touch of freshness and crunchiness.
The method is pretty the same for any kind of this match vegetables-meat, so after reading this post, you can freely change the vegetables or meat, depending on your liking, or change their amounts. I hope you will enjoy the post and be successful with this simple dish ^^
300 grams bean sprouts, lightly washed
100-150 grams beef, thinly sliced
2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 red shallots, finely chopped
1. Heat a pan over high heat, put it 1 tbs of vegetable oil, following by finely chopped garlic. Sautee the garlic for 1-2 minutes, then add the beef, quickly stir in 2-3 minutes, season with salt and pepper then turn off the heat. The beef should be under cooked and still a little bit pink. Transfer the beef to a bowl and set aside.
2. Heat the pan again over medium high heat, put in another 1 tbs of vegetable oil and chopped red shallots, stir well until the red shallots turn lightly brown, add the bean sprouts and a pinch of salt. Constantly stir in 8-10 minutes until the bean sprouts are cooked (if you prefer softer bean sprouts, cook it for 2-3 minutes more, but I want them to be still a little bit crunchy so 8-10 minutes are enough ^^). Pour the juice of stir-fried beef into the pan, continue stirring for 1-2 minutes.
3. Finally, put in the stir-fried beef, constantly stir for a couple minutes until both ingredients are combined and the beef is cooked further. Season more with salt and pepper if needed. Turn off the heat and serve.
Love, Trang Quynh