250g rib eye steak, cut into thin strips
4 sticks celery
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp whole peppercorns, slightly crushed
1 tsp fermented black beans (optional), soaked in cold water for 5 minutes
2 tbs vegetable oil
1 tbs oyster sauce
1 ½ tsp cornflour
1 tsp light soya sauce
Pinch of white pepper
* Marinade the beef and set aside for 20 minutes. * Drain the fermented black beans, set aside
* Using a peeler, carefully peel a thin layer off the celery sticks. Then cut into 4 x 1 cm batons. * Heat 1 tbs oil in wok or pan until smoking, throw the beef in and fry on high heat for 30 seconds. Remove. There might be bits stuck to the wok but don’t worry. It all adds to the flavor.
* Turn the heat to medium, add another tbs of oil and add crushed peppercorn, black beans and garlic and fry for 1 minute until fragrant. Careful not to burn the mixture.
* Add the celery and fry for 2 – 3 minutes. Add the beef back in, oyster sauce and 2 tbs of water. Cook for a further 30 seconds. Serve immediately with plain boiled rice.
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