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    Tangerine Stir-Fried Beef With Onions and Snow Peas

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    Scoutie's Note:

    This is a yummy stir-fry. The tangerine adds a very refreshing flavor to the dish. 2 to 3 oranges can be substituted for the tangerines. I serve with rice. Prep time does not include marinade time. This is adapted from Cooks Illustrated, Nov. 2007 issue. Hope you enjoy!

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    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, plus 1 additional teaspoon
    • 12 ounces flank steaks, cut into 2-inch wide strips with grain, then sliced across grain into 1/8-inch-thick slices
    • 3/4 cup tangerine juice plus 1 teaspoon grated zest from 3 to 4 tangerine
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    • 1 tablespoon black bean sauce
    • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, halved and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
    • 10 ounces snow peas, ends trimmed and strings removed (about 4 cups)
    • 2 tablespoons water


    1. 1
      Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1 teaspoon sugar in medium bowl. Add beef, toss well, and marinate for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour, stirring once.
    2. 2
      Sauce: Meanwhile, whisk remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, remaining tablespoon sugar, tangerine juice, sesame oil, and cornstarch in medium bowl.
    3. 3
      Zest-Garlic Mixture: Combine tangerine zest, garlic, ginger, black bean sauce, pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in small bowl.
    4. 4
      Drain beef and discard liquid. Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet or wok over high heat until just smoking. Add half of beef in single layer, breaking up clumps. Cook,without stirring, for 1 minute, then stir and cook until browned,1 to 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Transfer beef to clean bowl. Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in skillet and repeat with remaining beef. Rinse skillet and dry with paper towels.
    6. 6
      Add remaining tablespoon vegetable oil to now-empty skillet and heat until just smoking.
    7. 7
      Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add snow peas and continue to cook until spotty brown, about 2 minutes longer. Add water and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 1 minute.
    8. 8
      Push vegetables to sides of skillet; add zest-garlic mixture to clearing and cook, mashing with spatula, until fragrant, 15 to 20 seconds. Combine zest-garlic mixture with vegetables.
    9. 9
      Return beef and any juices to skillet and stir to combine. Whisk sauce to recombine, then add to skillet; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 30 seconds. Serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 10, 2011


      This was outstanding. I used three honey tangerines. It was so flavorful, fresh, and healthy. Thank you for posting!

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    • on March 16, 2011


      This dish worked real well, we enjoyed it very much. I tried crushed mandarin oranges but missed on the sweetness a bit. Will definitely try again.

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    • on May 03, 2009


      This has a really nice flavor. I bumped up the amount of beef (DH wouldn't know what do with all those veggies!) but otherwise I wouldn't change a thing. He wants me to try it with pork next time.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tangerine Stir-Fried Beef With Onions and Snow Peas

    Serving Size: 1 (271 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 306.1
    Calories from Fat 138
    Total Fat 15.3 g
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    Cholesterol 57.9 mg
    Sodium 1058.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 12.0 g
    Protein 22.8 g

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