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Food Fare: Canadian RecipesCalgary Ginger Beef

Slice beef into strips; place in a large bowl and set aside.


Marinade for Calgary Ginger Beef:

Marinade: To make ginger juice for marinade, peel and grate ginger; squeeze out juice. In a small bowl, mix together all marinade ingredients. Pour the mixture into bowl containing beef strips; marinate for about thirty minutes to one hour.


Batter for Calgary Ginger Beef:

Batter: Beat the egg white in a small bowl; add water, flour and cornstarch. Mix batter thoroughly. Drop batter into the marinated meat.


Sauce for Calgary Ginger Beef:

Sauce: Combine sauce ingredients together in a bowl; set aside.


Heat a large wok; add three to five cups of vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add about 1/4 of the meat-batter mixture. Deep-fry beef until golden brown; remove from wok and set aside. Repeat process with remaining beef in quarter increments. When all of the beef is cooked, wipe out the wok with paper towels. Re-heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the vegetables and stir-fry until tender. Pour in the sauce; allow mixture to come to a boil. Add the cooked beef; toss and remove entire mixture from wok to a serving platter. Sprinkle with sesame oil and serve.


*Calgary Ginger Beef image (C) Mack Male (2008). Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license, a freely licensed media file repository.


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