For as far back as I can remember, my Dad’s pepper-steak has been one of my favorite Chinese foods – tender steak, crispy bright veggies, and the delicious umami from the soy and spices. Pepper Steak is one of the dishes we save for special occasions, it’s a bit time intensive and I’m all about the quick and easy, especially during the school year.
That’s where this Spicy Ginger Beef and Veggie Stir Fry comes in to play
When Nathan and I first started dating, the spiciest thing he could handle was black pepper, now 16 years later – he’s all about freshly sliced jalapenos, chili garlic sauce, and flavors that leave your taste buds dancing and your lips tingling. He gets excited when he walks in the house and smells peppers or sees the remnants of sliced jalapenos, the shaker of crushed red pepper flakes or an empty jar of chili garlic sauce.
Having Nathan on board with bright, spicy flavors means I can have a lot more fun with the dishes I make for us, and this stir fry is one of our favorite dishes, it’s quick to throw together, made with fresh ingredients and the recipe can be made to easily feed 2 or 20. Whether it’s a meal for a few, or a celebration with many – gather together your favorite people and whip up this yummy ginger beef stir fry!
Do you have a favorite quick and easy recipe? Is it savory? Spicy? I’d love to hear all about it!
A big thank you to Kikkoman for sponsoring this post in honor of Chinese New Year and for being a sponsor of A Southern Fairytale. Check out their 2014 Year of The Horse celebration page for coupons, a downloadable celebration guide, and recipe ideas!