Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

INGREDIENTS

serves 2 -3

Beef Marinade

  • 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 ┬ásesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/4 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Sauce

  • 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

PROCEDURE

  1. In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the beef marinade and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Blanch the broccoli florets, set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine the marinade and water.Set aside.
  4. Preheat pan with oil over medium heat. Pan fry beef. Add garlic, then onion, cook until aromatic. Lower heat.
  5. 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.
  6. Toss blanched broccoli. Turn off heat and serve with hot rice.

NOTES

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.

Enjoy!

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