serves 2 -3
- 150 to 200g beef (sliced thinly into strips, preferably the 1 minute steak cut or 1/8″ thick)
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- 1/4 tsp grated ginger
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 small broccoli, blanched
- 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 4
- 2 garlic cloves sliced thinly
- beef marinade
- 1/2 cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp oil for sauteing
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the beef marinade and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight.
- Blanch the broccoli florets, set aside.
- In a small bowl combine the marinade and water.Set aside.
- Preheat pan with oil over medium heat. Pan fry beef. Add garlic, then onion, cook until aromatic. Lower heat.
- Add the sauce while stirring continuously until the sauce thickens, let simmer for 2 minutes. Season accordingly. If the sauce is too thick, thin the sauce with hot water, adding by tablespoon.
- Toss blanched broccoli. Turn off heat and serve with hot rice.
Sesame oil is a must. Aside from the broccoli, the sesame oil gives the subtle nutty flavor in this dish.
The thinner the beef, the easier it will cook.
If you cannot find a pre-sliced beef, what you can is to quick freeze the slob of meat for 30 minutes in the freezer. What you are looking for is a meat that is firm but not hard (like a stone). This way, it will be easy for you slice the meat as thin as you want.
If your soy sauce is salty, reduced it to 1 1/2tbsp.
Taste the marinade before adding the beef so you can adjust accordingly.
The consistency of the sauce is up to you.