Beef with ginger and pineapple by Ken Hom

A delicious recipe from Ken Hom



450 g lean beef steaks
225 g fresh pineapples
2 red peppers
2 spring onions
1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp shredded fresh ginger
1 tbsp water, or stock
2 tsp Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry
2 tbsp low salt soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil

For the marinade

2 tbsp Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry
½ tsp sesame oil
1½ tsp cornflour



Cut the beef into thick ¼ inch x 2 inch (0.5 x 5 cm) slices and put them in a bowl. Add the marinade ingredients, mix well and set aside.

Peel the pineapple and cut into small slices, discarding the tough core. De-seed the peppers and cut them into wedges. Cut the spring onions into 3-inch (7.5cm) lengths.

Heat the wok, then pour in the oil. Add the beef and stir-fry for 1 minute to brown. Remove the beef with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the ginger, peppers and spring onions to the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute.

Pour in the water, the rice wine, the soy sauce and cook for about a minute. Drain the juices from the beef into the wok and also add the pineapple.

Return the beef to the wok and cook until it and the pineapple are heated through. Add the sesame oil and give the mixture one or two final stirs. Serve at once.