Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Easy Stir-fried Leeks with Beef

Cooking doesn't have to be difficult, this super easy stir-fried leeks with beef is an example.  Minimal ingredients used yet super delicious.  I used leftover beef here but you can use a small piece of beef and thinly slice it and marinate it to make this a quick stir-fry.

Leek is in the Allium family, together with onion and garlic.  Not only it is low in calories, anti-oxidant but it also provides lots of health benefits and vitamins and minerals.  I don't buy leek all the times because lots of veggies that we eat are also very nutritious but I certainly include leeks occasionally into our diet.  I am thriving for a variety of vegetables that have different health benefits and try to mix and match them every week.


2 American leeks, diagonally slice and place in a colander.  Wash and rinse under running water, makes sure to clean all the dirt hiding inside.
1/2 bowl of thinly sliced beef, marinated with 1 tsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. sugar, white pepper, sesame oil and potato starch/ cornstarch
Fish sauce to taste
1 tsp. sugar


1.  Heat up your wok.  When hot, add in your choice of cooking oil.  Add in beef and stir-fry until almost cooked.  Add in leeks and stir-fry until soften.

2.  Season with fish sauce (about 1 Tbsp.) and sugar.  Mix well and serve on a plate.


tigerfish said...

I like such a simple yet flavorful stir-fry!

Juliana said...

I have not had leek for a while, I love the way you cooked with beef and the fish sauce...simple and very tasty.
Have a lovely weekend ahead Ching :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Ya, cooking not necessary must be complicated, simply stir fry also taste good!