Lamb Slivers in Pungent Sauce

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Title: Lamb Slivers in Pungent Sauce
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Chinese, Meats

Ingredients:

1 lb Lamb meat (shoulder or leg)
2 tb Sherry
1/4 ts Salt
1/2 ts Cornstarch
1/2 c Peanut oil
4 Scallions
1/2 lg Bell pepper
1 Clove garlic, minced
1 ts Fresh ginger, minced
1/2 c Stock
1 tb Thin soy sauce
1/2 tb Dark soy sauce
1/2 ts Sugar
1/2 tb Cider vinegar


Preparation: Cut lamb across grain in slivers about 2" long. In bowl,
sprinkle lamb with salt & cornstarch; rub into meat; add sherry. Marinate
lamb for 15 minutes. Trim & cut scallions in 2" pieces. Halve, core & slice
bell pepper into slivers to match lamb. Combine stock, soy sauce, sugar and
vinegar; reserve.

Cooking: Heat peanut oil in wok to deep-fry temperature (bubbles form
around dry chopstick held upright in oil). Fry lamb slivers briefly, until
coating of starch begins to brown. Remove to strainer & reserve. Remove oil
from wok and save. Wash wok.

Return wok to high heat. Add 2 T oil to very hot wok. When oil starts to
smoke, add scallions & bell pepper. Stir-fry for 30 seconds; add garlic &
ginger. Keep stir-frying. When pepper turns bright green, add stock
mixture. Stir until liquid boils and reduces slightly. Add lamb. Stir-fry
until lamb is hot. Serve.

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