2.292 Beef & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry


24 (Mon) October 2011

Beef & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry


by W

at home

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W and DJ

Yes, folks, that’s right: by W.  For the first time in our 5-year marriage, W cooked dinner.  To be fair, she’s made ramyeon twice and, on a handful of other random occasions, she’s set the table with items made by others, but this was her first time creating a fully realized dish from scratch.  In fact, it might have been the first time in her life – seriously.

W: “Why are you taking a photo?!” Me: “If I’m going to report a Bigfoot sighting, I’ll need photographic evidence.”

The inaugural effort was simple yet tasty, based on a recipe from a book about cooking for kids.  Beef, onions, and bell peppers stir-fried in oyster sauce.  She’d even taken the extra step of first deep-frying the beef before stir-frying, which made the meat extra tender.  Thrilled by her own handiwork, she suggested that we invite my parents over for dinner next weekend so that she could cook it for them.  I admire her ambition.

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