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Stir-Fried Beef Fillet with Onions


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil

  • 500 g best-quality beef fillet cut into 2.5cm cubes

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil extra

  • 3 crushed garlic cloves

  • 1 white onion finely sliced

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sichuan salt and pepper

  • 1 juice of lemon


  • 1.

    Heat oil in a hot wok until surface seems to shimmer slightly. Add half of the beef and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Remove beef from wok with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Add extra oil to wok with remaining beef and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

  • 2.

    Return all beef to wok, along with garlic and onion, and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

  • 3.

    Add sugar and soy sauce and stir-fry for 3 minutes, or until beef is tender and just cooked. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Sichuan pepper and salt, and with a side dish of fresh lemon juice.

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