Sunday, February 9, 2014

Beef With Broccoli

Beef with Broccoli 

(The secret to this popular restaurant dish is to marinate the beef in a bit of oil)

 Serves 3 to 4

1/4 lb (375 g) lean beef, sliced thinly into bite-sized pieces

 Marinade for Beef:
 1 egg
 1/3 tsp (1.5 mL) salt
 1 Tbsp (15 mL) cooking wine
 1 Tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch (corn flour)
 2 Tbsp water

 1 1/2 Tbsp (20 mL) oil

 1 1/2 lb (750 g) broccoli, flowerets removed, slice on the diagonal into thin slices
 1 cup (250 mL) cooking oil
 2 1/2 Tbsp (30 mL) oyster sauce
 2 Tbsp (25 mL) light  soy sauce
 3/4 Tbsp (10 mL) dark  soy sauce
 1 Tbsp (15 mL) sugar
 a few drops of sesame oil
 2 cloves garlic, crushed
 1/2 cup (125 mL) chicken broth
 2 Tbsp cornstarch (if desired)


 Slice beef and mix together marinade ingredients. Add marinade to beef and marinate for thirty minutes. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil to beef, mix in thoroughly, and marinate beef for another thirty minutes. While beef is marinating, prepare the vegetables.

 Heat wok and add 1 cup of oil. When oil is ready, add beef and stir-fry until it is nearly cooked. Remove beef and set aside on a plate. Drain the wok and wipe clean with a paper towel.

 Add 1/2 cup water to wok. Bring the water to a boil and add the broccoli. Cover and cook until broccoli is cooked through. Drain the wok.

 Heat wok and add oil (about 2 tablespoons). Add the garlic and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add vegetables and beef and mix together. Make a well in the middle of the wok and add the sauce ingredients. Add cornstarch, stirring to thicken. Mix sauce together with other ingredients. Serve hot.


 *Add carrots and onion if desired. Boil in the wok with the broccoli (you'll need to add more water).