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‘Five-perfumed’ Beef with Bean Sprouts (Ng heung ngow yuk ngar choy)

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 4 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need

5 oz. rump steak
1 small egg white
little monosodium glutamate
2 tablespoons sherry
2 teaspoon cornflour
peanut oil
1 piece dried tangerine rind
7 oz. bean sprouts
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sugar

Shred the beef across the grain into match sticks. Add the egg white, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate, 1 tablespoon sherry, 1 teaspoon cornflour and 1 teaspoon peanut oil. Mix all well together and set aside. Soak tangerine rind until soft, then shred. Clean the bean sprouts. Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a pan, add the bean sprouts, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoonful salt and fry for 2 minutes. Remove to a plate. Heat another 2 tablespoons oil in the pan and add the shredded beef and tangerine and cook quickly until beef is cooked and becomes light brown. Add soy sauce, remaining sherry, 1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate, sugar and remaining cornflour mixed with 1 tablespoon water. Mix all well. Stir in bean sprouts and serve hot.

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