Stir-Fried Steak with Black Garlic

Delicious black garlic (see below) combines with the meat juices, a bit of soy sauce and some toasted sesame oil to form a saucy coating for tender, stir-fried steak. Serve over a bed of noodles tossed with stir-fried ginger and cabbage for a quick and easy complete meal.

What is Black Garlic?

Black garlic is an all-natural ingredient that originated in Korea. It is made from fresh garlic that has been fermented in a unique, heat and humidity controlled process for a period of three weeks, then air-dried for an additional week before packing.

The resulting product has a sweet flavor with a slight tang – as delicious as roasted garlic, but decidedly different.

The texture is soft and slightly sticky, similar to dried fruit. It is very easy to work with, keeps for quite a while, and a great ingredient to have on hand.

Stir-Fried Steak with Black Garlic

Stir-Fried Steak with Black Garlic

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Black garlic, combined with soy sauce and toasted sesame oil forms a tasty sauce for stir-fried steak. Serve over thin noodles with stir fried cabbage and ginger.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless New York strip steaks
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 to 8 cloves black garlic, roughly chopped (see notes)
  • 4 scallions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Trim any excess fat from the steaks, slice them into thin strips for stir-frying and place in a bowl. Add the soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil, and some freshly ground black pepper. Stir to coat the meat thoroughly and set aside at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the remaining tablespoon of sesame oil in a wok or heavy skillet over high heat. Add the beef along with the juices that have accumulated, and stir fry for 30 seconds. Reduce the heat to medium-high, add the black garlic and continue stir frying until the garlic breaks down slightly and combines with the meat juices to form a sauce that coats the beef, 1-1/2 minutes. Small chunks of the garlic will remain. Serve over Ginger Noodles with Shredded Cabbage (recipe follows).

Ginger Noodles with Shredded Cabbage

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole wheat thin spaghetti (or Chinese egg noodles)
  • 4 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Cook and drain the noodles according to the package directions.
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or heavy skillet over high heat. Add the ginger and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the cabbage and stir fry just until wilted, about 1 minute longer.
  4. Quickly remove from the heat, add the soy sauce and a few grinds of black pepper.
  5. Toss with the noodles and adjust seasoning as needed.