Stir-Fried Beef with Black Pepper is an easy stir-fry made with coarsely cracked black pepper, onions, and oyster sauce. Serve with rice and cucumber salad with garlic for wonderful authentic Chinese meal!
Scroll to the end of the post for a chance to win a copy of Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques for Authentic Chinese Cooking.
Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important celebration after Chinese New Year in the Chinese holiday calendar. This year the holiday falls on September 15 and I am celebrating by sharing two recipes from the book Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques for Authentic Chinese Cooking by Kian Lam Kho.
Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the fundamental concepts of gathering, giving thanks, and praying. Another important part of the celebration is moon worship. The ancient Chinese believed in rejuvenation being associated with the moon and water and today’s celebrations often include food offerings in honor of the moon, known as a symbol of harmony and unity. The Mid-Autumn Festival is an occasion for outdoor gatherings among friends and relatives to watch the moon and eat mooncakes.
This year, to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, I’m cooking from Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees, the award-winning book from Kian Lam Kho. The cookbook teaches authentic Chinese cooking by breaking it down into fundamental techniques. It is a fabulous book that will get you our of your cooking comfort zone and introduce you to some amazing Chinese dishes along the way. I’m giving away two copies of the book and you can enter by commenting on this post and liking my profile on Instagram. Scroll to the bottom of this post for more information.
I recommend serving the stir-fried beef with black pepper with steamed white rice and Kian’s cucumber salad with garlic. The beef is rich and flavorful and the rice is a perfect accompaniment to soak up some of the extra sauce. The cucumber salad with garlic is light and refreshing and also healthy!
Stir-Fried Beef with Black Pepper Recipe
Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees Cookbook Giveaway
We are giving away 2 copies of Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees. To enter, simply comment on this blog post and tell us your favorite Chinese dish. Then, follow @JordanHamons on Instagram.
A winner will be picked on October 10th. The deadline for entering is October 9, 2016, at 11:59PM. Entries accepted from the USA only.
Writing: Jordan Hamons
Recipe: Kian Lam Kho // Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees
Photos: Becca Russo // RLR Photography