Stir fried garlic beef
Long before I’d been to Elsweyr, I bumped into a Khajiiti trading caravan making their way through Skyrim. I asked if I could trade anything for a traditional Khajiit recipe, so we gathered around the campfire and my lesson began. Elsweyr cooking is very heavy on meat, and it just so happened that they had a few slabs of beef with them.
This simple and protein-filled dish is ready in less than 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for those of you running short on time but who want a good, healthy meal. It makes 4 portions, so you can serve a family or save them for yourself later! Also, don’t panic: Khajiit are not domestic cats, and are therefore immune to the toxicity of garlic and onions that their lesser cousins suffer from!
You will need:
450g steak, sliced into thin strips
1 large ginger root, peeled and sliced thinly
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 spring onions, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
½ onion, sliced
1 small capsicum, sliced
½ small broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tbsp rice wine
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
Cracked black pepper, to taste
Sesame seeds (optional)
Steamed rice (optional)
Place a wok on high heat and wait until it’s very hot, then add a splash of vegetable oil to coat the surface. Add the beef and toss until it is roughly medium-rare (medium pink) and set aside.
Add more oil to the wok if needed and stir fry the broccoli and capsicum until tender. Throw in the garlic, onion, shallots, sauces, and rice wine, then stir fry the vegetables thoroughly. If the sauce is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of water.
Put the beef back in the wok along with the spring onions. Pour in the sesame oil and toss until all ingredients are covered. Continue to stir fry until the beef is tender, but be careful not to let it go grey and overcooked. It should be ready before it is well done, but depending in your wok and stove, the cooking time will vary. The best way is to taste test for yourself.
Garnish with coriander and sesame seeds, and serve with steamed rice.