Serves 4
Here is the trade secret to velvety tender stir-fried steak. Measure very carefully and follow the recipe to the letter, you will not be disappointed! The pre-soaking of the seasoned meat in the weak bicarbonate of soda solution is the secret! Complete the tenderising with a brief marination in our Honey & Soy Coat & Cook Sauce.
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You will need

400 g rump steak
Ina Paarman’s Garlic Pepper Seasoning
3 T (45 ml) water
½ t (2.5 ml) bicarbonate of soda
1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Honey & Soy Coat & Cook Sauce
canola oil
1 large or two smaller red bell peppers, cut into strips
1 large or two smaller yellow bell peppers, cut into strips
1 T (15 ml) fresh ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, sliced into fine strips
1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced with green tops
½ t (2,5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Vegetable Spice

Ina’s Tip

The steak can be replaced with 400 g mini chicken breast fillets.


Slice the beef across the grain into fine 3 mm slices. Season with Garlic Pepper Seasoning. Combine water and bicarbonate of soda in a medium bowl. Add the sliced steak and toss to coat. Allow to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes or longer.

Add 3 T of the Honey & Soy Coat & Cook Sauce and 3 T of oil. Stir to coat. Allow to marinate for a further 10 minutes.

Heat 2 T oil in a large non-stick pan or wok over high heat until just shimmering.

Add the steak strips in a single layer. Cook without stirring for 1 minute. Now stir-fry gently, stirring occasionally, until spotty brown on both sides, no more than 1 minute longer. Transfer to a bowl.

Return pan to high heat, add 1 T oil, and heat again.

Add bell peppers, ginger and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add spring onions and season vegetables with Vegetable Spice. Transfer vegetables to bowl with beef.

Pour the remaining Honey & Soy Sauce into the pan or wok and bring to the boil while stirring to deglaze all the tasty brown bits.

Just before serving, add meat/vegetable mixture and just bring to the boil.