Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jaden’s Beef and Brocolli

Asian food is a family favorite but it isn't easy to make…at home anyway. I am always looking for good "at home" recipes. I mean there are plenty of recipes out there but I need to keep it simple…I have other things to do besides cook…believe it or not J PW came to my rescue yet again. This was a wonderfully simple and delicious recipe.

Jaden's Chinese Beef and Broccoli (from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook)

1 lb (500 g) top sirloin or flank steak, thinly sliced into 1/8-in (3-mm)-thick strips
11/2 lbs (750 g) broccoli, cut into bite-size florets
1 tablespoon high-heat cooking oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cooking oil
Freshly ground black pepper to season the beef

3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry)
2 teaspoons Chinese black vinegar (or balsamic vinegar)

1 In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the Beef Marinade. Add the beef and let mari- nate for 10 minutes at room temperature.

2 In a small bowl, mix together the ingre- dients 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.


Caroline Brock said...

Love the recipe! I"ve been wanting to do some chinese cooking. I have a great and easy recipe for Chinese chicken is you want it.
Btw when you say PW do you mean Pioneer Woman??
I miss you!

Karm said...

YES and Yes! Yes, Caro I want the chicken recipe and yes I was refering to the one and only Pioneer Woman with the PW reference.

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