3stalksgreen onion/scallion, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2tablespoonsneutral, high smoke point oil
Cut the beef into 1 inch cubes and add soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, minced garlic, salt, pepper and msg. Mix well and set aside.
Let the beef marinate for a few minutes while you chop your onions. You can also chop up some cucumbers and tomatoes at this time to serve with the beef.
Preheat your pan on high heat. Add the oil and sear your beef. Be careful not to overcrowd your pan. Cook the beef in batches if you need to.
Let the beef cubes sit for about 20-30 seconds before shaking the pan to flip the cubes, or using a spatula or tongs to move the make sure the beef is seared on all sides, about 1-2 minutes.
Add the onions to the beef and continue shaking and stirring until the onions are just tender, about 1-2 more minutes.
Serve as is, or over a bed of arugula or watercress, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers
The amount of oil you use will depend on the cut of steak you choose. Well marbled steaks might need a bit less oil. A lean steak will need a little more. This is a situation where you'll want to measure with your heart.
Be careful not to overcrowd your pan. If your pan is too small or you're doubling the recipe, cook in batches. When I'm cooking for my family I will do single batches of beef and onions and serve the dish to order.