Beef & Garlic Scapes Stir Fry

Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

Garlic scapes appear in many Chinese dishes. If you don't grow garlic or can't buy scapes at a country market, substitute with green onions or green beans.

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  1. Whisk first 6 ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Slice beef across the grain into thin strips, add to bowl& toss to coat; let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook garlic scapes in a pot of boiling salted water until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes; drain& refresh under cold water.
  4. Drain again, pat dry& set aside.
  5. Wearing rubber gloves, cut hot pepper in half lengthwise, deseed& finely slice.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a wok or deep skillet over high heat.
  7. Stir fry beef in batches, using remaining oil as necessary, until browned but still pink inside, about 2 minutes; transfer to a bowl.
  8. Stir fry hot pepper& salt for 1 minute; return beef, any accumulated juices, scapes& stock to wok and stir fry until hot, about a minute.