Thursday, January 21, 2016

Broccoli with Beef


The first time I had this combo of broccoli with beef was Singapore Universal Studios Panda express eat out. We loved the taste of it but unfortunately I don't cook much of red meat at home due to the high fat content in it, not only that... My daughter doesn't like the dark colored meat but this time when I went for groceries I thought of trying out the broccoli beef recipe.

Of course it was a struggle for me to get the meat inside her...  Haha.

Ingredients & Method:

Marinate the meat with,

1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt to taste
500gms beef, sliced into thin strips

Whisk together the baking soda, sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, water, and
vegetable oil in a large bowl.

Toss the meat with the marinade to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, then proceed below.

1/2 c low-sodium soy sauce ( if using regular, use 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp white wine (optional)
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 small heads broccoli, crowns only

In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, flour and sherry until smooth. Set aside.

In a large wok or saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil over high heat until smoking point.

Add broccoli and saute 3 minutes, stirring often. Transfer broccoli to a plate.

Reduce heat to medium-high.
Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the hot pan.

Add the marinated meat and saute for few mins then add half of the sauce mixture and saute for 3-
4 mins more, stirring often, until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink.

Stir in the broccoli and remaining sauce. Saute 1 minute more.
Serve hot with some steamed rice.

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