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       Title: REAL GINGER BEEF
  Categories: Chinese, Beef
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1 lb Flank steak, sliced as
            -thinly as possible across
            -the grain
       1 tb Corn starch
       1 tb Dark soy sauce
       1 tb Sesame oil
     1/2 ts White pepper
       1 c  Peeled, finely shredded
            -fresh ginger
   1 1/2 ts Salt, to taste
       1 ts Sugar
       3 tb Shao hsing (rice wine) or
            -domestic dry sherry
     1/2 c  Vegetable oil
       2 c  Fresh cilantro leaves,
            -lightly chopped
  
   Marinate beef in corn starch, soy sauce, sesame oil,
   and pepper for 30 minutes, refrigerated.
   
   Meanwhile, in a bowl, toss ginger with salt and set
   aside for 20 minutes. Then squeeze shreds to extract
   most of the moisture.  Set aside.  Combine sugar and
   wine and set aside.
   
   Heat oil in skillet or wok to warm-hot temperature.
   Add meat, stirring to separate pieces.  When pieces
   change color, remove them to a colander and drain.
   Some of meat may still be pink.  Remove all but 3 Tb
   of oil from pan.
   
   Heat remaining oil; when hot, add ginger and stir
   rapidly for 15 seconds. Stir in cilantro and wine;
   cook just until dish is heated through.
  
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