Stir-Fry with Beef and Asparagus

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  • ¾ – 1 lb. flank steak
  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. aji-mirin
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 large asparagus spears
  • 2 scallions
  • 3 Tbsp. sherry
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 ½ tsp. peanut oil
  • Cooked rice for serving

Slice flank steak across the grain.  In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, aji-mirin, sesame oil, and garlic.  Add beef, stir to coat; marinate 30-60 minutes at room temp. Cut asparagus into 1” pieces.  Slice scallions on the diagonal.  Whisk together sherry and cornstarch.  Heat oil in a wok or saute pan.  Use a slotted spoon to add beef, reserving marinade.  Stir fry until almost cooked through.  Add asparagus; stir fry 2-3 minutes more.  Whisk sherry/cornstarch mixture into remaining marinade; add to wok.  Cook, stirring, until sauce thickens.  Serve over rice.  Garnish with scallions.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod F6F Hellcat