Thursday, December 17, 2009

Broccoli Beef

Like I said before I don’t know how to cook Asian food, however, I am always wanting to try new things. I found this recipe and love it. You should try it too!
BBFirst find a nice piece of meat. A sirloin or flank steak is probably good. Slice it up nice and thin. SoyI then like to get all my sauces ready, so pull out your House Wife soy sauce. There is a marinade for the beef and then a sauce for the stir fry part. It’s nice to just get it all done a once.BB1In a small bowl throw in some soy sauce.BB2Grab your cornstarch. BB3 Dump a few teaspoons into the soy sauce. Mix it up really well. That’ll really make the soy sauce stick to the meat BB4Pour the mixture over the beef and let it marinade. It says for ten minutes, but sometimes I’ll start in the morning, so all I have to do is fry everything up at dinner time. I end up marinating all day. BB5The next sauce I mix up is the stir fry sauce. You mix all of these bad boys together and put it aside until it’s time to use it. BB7Now it’s time to prepare the broccoli. Cut that up nice and neat. BB8Next chop up some garlic. I use a lot, more than the recipe calls for, since I love garlic. I like to have all of my food prep ready before I start cooking. It just makes things a lot easier. BB9Then take a photograph of your cute little helper. There’s something about her eyes. They’re different than the other kids. She’s also into blowing raspberries when she talks to you. Adorable, right? BB10Okay, back to cooking. Get your wok out. Poor a little water in the bottom and add the broccoli. We’re going to steam them until they are soft. BB11They should have a nice bright green color to them. Mmm… My kids actually like broccoli because of this dish. Remove the broccoli and set it aside. Not too far because you’ll need it soon. BB12 Dump out the water that is left from steaming the broccoli. Then wipe the pan dry. Water and oil don’t mix so don’t forget this step. Did I mention that I love garlic? Add a little sesame oil to the pan along with your garlic. Brown it up. BB13 Next add your meat. Can you smell it yet? It’s making me hungry. Cook the meat until the redness is gone.BB14Remember that sauce you made earlier when you were marinating the beef? Grab it and pour it over the top of the beef. Simmer it for a few minutes. BB15Lastly, add your broccoli back in. Mix everything together thoroughly, but not too long. You don’t want the broccoli to get mushy.BB16
Serve it all up on top of some fragrant jasmine rice.
Broccoli Beef with Rice

  • 1 lb of flank steak or sirloin

  • 1 lb of broccoli florets

  • cooking oil (I like sesame oil for Asian dishes. It smells good.)

  • Minced garlic
Beef Marinade:

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine

  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Stir Fry Sauce:

  • 3 Tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine

  • 2 teaspoons Chinese black vinegar
1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the Beef Marinade. Add the beef and let marinate for 10 minutes at room temperature or all day in the fridge.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the Stir-fry Sauce.
3. In a wok or large sauté pan, add 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli and cover to steam for 3 minutes. The broccoli should be bright green, crisp tender and you should be able to pierce the stem with a fork. Drain.
4. Discard the water in the pan and dry the pan well. Set the pan over high heat and when hot, add the high-heat cooking oil and swirl to coat. Add the garlic and fry for 15 to 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the steak strips, keeping them in one layer and fry 30 seconds. Flip the strips and fry the other side.
5. Pour in the Stir-fry Sauce and stir to combine. Simmer until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 30 seconds. Add the cooked broccoli back into the pan and toss to coat well.
I adapted this recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks as well as The Steamy Kitchen. I love these ladies. They both have great cookbooks. Get them for Christmas!


MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

YUM. My boys love broccoli plain-- no sauce, no cheese, no nothing.

And those eyes? A very gorgeous greenish gold? Hard to tell. It's nice to have an audience, isn't it?

SusieQT said...

Hi there- love your blog! I made this recipe tonight and it was great! Fast and delicious.

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