Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Broccoli & Beef


Picture of actual recipe available soon (when my hubby comes home to tell me where he hid the camera...) Until then, this picture is very similar to what it looks like. Taken from http://steamykitchen.com/1679-broccoli-beef-recipe.html

Here's another favorite Chineese dish we eat a lot throughout the holidays. We made this with swei jyaus and orange chicken for dinner the other night and it was so fun! I felt like I was at a restaurant.

Ingredients:

1/2 lb beef tenderloin cut thin in 1 in. slices (I just tried carne asada beef and it worked great and was already cut thin. You can also use sirloin steak. These meats are tender enough to stir fry and still be able to chew.)
1 lb broccoli cut into bite-size pieces
15 pieces of scallions, 1/2 in. long
15 pieces of ginger root, ~1/2 in. long

(marinade)
1 t sugar
1 T soy sauce
scant 1/2 t baking soda
2 t corn starch
1 T cold water
1 T canola oil

(sauce)
1/2 T soy sauce
2 T oyster sauce
1/2 t wine (or water, apple juice, etc OR you can omit it altogether)
1 t sugar
1/2 t corn starch

2 c peanut oil to stir fry (optional*)

1)Mix all marniade ingredients together in a bowl large enough to add meat later.
2)Cut beef into pieces and add to marinade. Refrigerate 30 min. - 1 hr.
3)Prepare broccoli by boiling for about 30 seconds then immediateley rinsing with cold water. Set aside.
4)Chop scallions and ginger (peeled) and set aside.
5)Cook meat. Method 1: Stir fry over med-hi heat in wok with peanut oil 1-2 minutes or until there is no visible red. (You could get away with using less than 2 c oil.) Method 2: Spread meat on jelly roll pan or cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 10 - 15 min. at 350 degrees. (LOWER FAT and STILL TASTY!) If I'm feeling crazy, I brush a little peanut oil on the pan (~1/2 T) before I lay the meat out. It does add nice flavor.
5)While meat is cooking, prepare sauce. Mix all ingredients together and set aside.
5)When meat is done, fry scallions and ginger in a little oil until fragrant (less than a minute).
6)Add broccoli, then meat, then sauce. Stir until thickened.
7)Serve with rice. YUMMY!
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