Friday, January 30, 2009

Stir-fry Beef with Orange

I specifically planned this dish for Wandering Chopstick's Weekend Wokking event. The secret ingredient for the month is orange! It would be easy to create a sweet dish or dessert from lovely and sweet oranges. But for a change, I was thinking of creating a savory dish instead. I checked the internet and so far, I have seen pork and chicken dishes with orange. But not with beef.

So, you can say that this dish is my original creation, inspired by the recipes I have encountered on the net, of course. But I have modified the marinating and the cooking sauces.

When Hubby tasted this, he declared it the best beef stir fry he had ever tasted!

The meat is tender and oh-so juicy (because of the marinade), there is the wonderful fragrance of sweet orange, but it did not turn out to be an overly sweet dish. It has the right amount of salty and sweet with the spicy kick.

In fact, it is so delicious, I decided to contribute this dish to the BloggerAid Cookbook. So, if you are interested in the recipe, you have to purchase the Cookbook in November. It is for a good cause, by the way. The proceeds from the sale of the Cookbook will go to the World Food Program of the United Nations. You can read about all the details in the BloggerAid site. Do you know that you can have your recipe published as well? Just submit your original recipe, (you do not have to be a member of BloggerAid,) and you will see your name in the book! And for a good cause, too!

Sharing this dish with the Weekend Wokking community, a world-wide food event, launched and headed by Wandering Chopsticks, to celebrate the many different ways we can cook one ingredient. The ingredient for this month is Orange! This month's hosts are the creative sisters of Eating Club Vancouver. To see the past round-ups of different ingredients, please click here.


Ivy said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what you have created. It sure looks delicious.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

This looks great. I like the slight sweetness oranges add to marinades.

I did orange and beef too. :) Still have to post my recipe.

Unknown said...

this is a very interesting recipe... thanks for sharing... :)

Anonymous said...

WoW!! this made me drool.. nice recipe!!

Maria Verivaki said...

i have embraced orange as an important ingredient in savoury dishes. liver cooked in orange juice may sound whacky, but it's perfect for recovering from bouts of anaemia due to fatigue, orange segments in a lettuce salad covered in grated cheese are super, and this beef and orange dish looks so good. we can't get good beef suitable for a stirfry here in greece; the beef is raised differently and not so tender when cooked. i have made this kind of dish in the past, and it really is delicious

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Thanks Ivy! I have yet to email BloggerAid...

Thanks WC! But your "carpaccio" is totally different from this stir fry. :)

Thanks Mikky Thanks Galatians!

Hi Maria! I use the sirloin part. Since tenderloin is more expensive. And it is very tender already. I am so interested in the liver cooked in orange juice. Will try that. And no, it does not sound wacky to me :)

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