Very hot, very simple, very good beef stir-fry

This recipe has been floating around for years back east, where it's also known as "Hot flaming death".


(Serves 4)





  1. Mix together all of the marinade ingredients.
  2. Slice the beef across the grain into thin, diagonal pieces (about the size of your smallest finger). Marinate for about half an hour.
  3. Heat the wok until a drop of water dropped into it dances around as it boils. Add enough oil to coat the wok and sautae the ginger. Stir-fry the lettuce. Stir-fry the beef (in batches so the wok doesn't cool down too much).
  4. Reduce the heat. Return the vegtables to the wok. Add the topping. Stir around until everything is mixed and heated evenly. Serve.


Also add any other vegtables that you feel like. Sliced carrots or broccoli are especially nice.

Hot bean paste also goes by the name Szechuan bean sauce etc. This is the main "spicy" ingredient and should be handled with care. Vary this ingredient to taste.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: preparation: 20 minutes, cooking: 3 minutes.
Precision: No need to measure.


Edward Falk 
Sun Microsystems, Mountain View, California, USA sun!falk 
Recipe last modified: 3 Feb 87

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