4 oz. beef sliced very thin, either flank steak or tenderloin
3-4 TBS. Soy sauce
1Tbs. toasted sesame oil
2 carrots, sliced thin on the bias
3-4 inch piece of dikon Radish sliced thin on the bias
2 oz fresh Shitaki mushrooms
4 cups water
1 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and grated or minced
3 cloves of garlic grated or minced
2 broccoli stems, sliced thin and florets (2 cups total)
1 cup baby spinach leaves
In a small bowl combine the beef with 2 TBS. of the soy sauce and toasted sesame oil. Then prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Place the marinated meat, the carrots, the dikon, and the mushrooms in a soup pot or Dutch oven.
Add the water and remaining soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Over high heat bring to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes until meat is cooked through. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 1 minute. Vegetables should be emerald green, crisp and hot. Serve immediately.
Recipe, writing and photos by Karen Pickus 2011
Courtesy Karen Pickus 2011