Thursday, April 7, 2011
Jaden’s Beef & Broccoli
My friends, this meal is a WINNER. I had printed this recipe out FOREVER ago (try back in 2009) and never got around to making it until the other night. Man, I am kicking myself for not having tried it sooner! It is DELICIOUS (and simple).
I prepped the beef and broccoli the night before, so this meal came together quite quickly when I made it! And let me tell you, the hubs was a very happy man after he took his first bite! I believe the only words he could muster up were, “Holy Cow! Wow.”. From the hubs, that is a very strong compliment.
Jaden's Beef & Broccoli
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 pieces
1 tablespoon high-heat cooking oil (I used Canola)
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 Balsamic Vinegar
Slice the beef into thin sptrips (across the grain).
In a bowl, combine all of the Beef Marinade ingredients. Whisk together well. Add the sliced beef and let marinade for at least 10 minutes at room temperature (I did this the night before and placed it into the refrigeratore to save on the prep time the following day).
In a small bowl, mix together the Stir-fry Sauce at set aside.
In a wok (or large skillet), add about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli florets, cover, and allow to steam for 3 minutes. (NOTE: Do not over cook the broccoli. It should be bright green and crisp tender). Drain and set aside.
Dry the pan out well. Heat over high heat and when hot, add the cooking oil and swirl to coat. Next add the chopped garlic and fry for just a few seconds (until fragrant).
Next, add the steak strips in one layer (careful not to overlap) and fry 30 seconds. Flip the strips and fry the other side.
Pour in the Stir-fry Sauce and toss until combined. Simmer until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 30 seconds. Add in the cooked broccoli and toss to coat.
Serve with some hot steamed rice!