Braised Beef, Shanxi Style

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  • 1 pound (400g) lean boneless beef
  • 1/2 g fennel seed
  • 10 teaspoons (50ml) soy sauce
  • 3 1/2 ounces (100ml) chicken or duck broth
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch (corn flour), dissolved in 4 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine
  • 3 ounces (100g) scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • 3 1/2 fluid ounces (100ml) sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon MSG (optional)


  1. Wash the beef and cut into thin slices. Mix with the soy sauce and scallions.
  2. Stir the cornstarch-water mixture and add.
  3. Heat the sesame oil in a work add the fennel seeds. Heat to very hot or until the oil starts to smoke, and add the beef. Stir-fry until barely cooked.
  4. Add the stock, rice wine and MSG (optional). Cover the wok, and boil rapidly for 1 minute.
  5. Add the ginger, stir and remove.

Posted by WingsFan91 at Recipe Goldmine 9/5/2001 8:24 am.