This recipe for stir fried beef with asparagus and bamboo shoots is a great summer meal and super quick to put together. Serve on its own or with rice or noodles.

Serves 4


  • 400 g tri tip beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 birds eye chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed and cut into 5 cm lengths
  • 150 g bamboo shoots, sliced
  • 120 g snow peas, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • toasted sesame seeds to garnish


Step 1

In a bowl combine beef, soy sauce, sesame oil and half the garlic and chilli. Season well with black pepper and mix to combine. Set aside to marinate for 30 mins.

Step 2

Drain beef and reserve marinade.

Step 3

Heat 1 ½ tbsp peanut oil in a wok over high heat. Stir fry beef for 1-2 minutes until just cooked through, remove from wok.

Step 4

Heat remaining ½ tbsp oil then add remaining garlic and chilli and stir fry for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Add asparagus, bamboo shoots and snow peas and stir fry for 2–3 minutes until tender. Return beef to wok with oyster sauce and reserved marinade and toss for a further minute until beef is warmed through.

Step 6

Garnish with spring onions and sesame seeds.