Pan-seared steak with bold flavors as onions, ginger and seasonings come together. With its pungent bite, the watercress is a great contrast to the beef and roasted sweet potatoes add healthy substance to this 30 minute meal.
Scrub or peel the sweet potatoes. Trim the ends and cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 1/4" thick half-moons.
On a sheet pan, toss the potatoes with healthy cooking oil; season with salt. Spread in an even layer and roast until browned and tender, 15-20 minutes.
Remove from oven, toss with ginger.
Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel. Cut the meat into 1" pieces; season generously with salt & pepper.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon healthy cooking fat until hot but not smoking. Add the steak and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned but not yet cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Do not wipe out the pan.
Peel and thinly slice the red onion. Trim the root ends from the scallions and cut them into 1" lengths. Finely chop, press or grate garlic.
In the same pan used for the steak, (add more fat if necessary), add the onion, season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3-4 minutes.
Stir in the scallions and garlic; cook until the scallions soften, 1-2 minutes.
Add the steak back into the pan and all it's accumulated juices. Stir in the stir-fry seasoning base (see notes) and mirin or white wine vinegar if using.
Stir to coat for 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
Trim the root ends and any coarse stems from the watercres
Juice the lime and add salt and pepper to taste. I would start with 1/2 teaspoon of salt/pepper and go from there.
Transfer the watercress to individual plates and top with the stir-fry. Serve with the sweet potatoes and lime-pepper dipping sauce.
Paleo stir-fry seasoning base: if using Sun Basket, they have this prepped and combined before sending to you. It's a mix of coconut aminos, fish sauce, and coconut vinegar. If making yourself, I would suggest starting with 1.5 T of coconut aminos, 1.5T coconut vinegar, and 1T fish sauce for that seasoning base.
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