Beef with Broccoli

Beef with Broccoli is probably my aunt’s favorite food to order whenever we eat at Chinese restaurants. So for her 60th birthday I attempted to make it at home. I based it from the taste of Classic Savory’s version and some recipe I found in the internet. Yield is 4-6 servings in a multi-course meal.

Beef with Broccoli

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams beef sirloin, cut thinly across the grain
  • 500 grams broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 small carrot, cut into thin disks
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, halved
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/3 cup Chinese cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 thin slices of fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Vegetable oil for stir-frying

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Process:

  1. Whisk together the oyster sauce, cooking wine, sesame oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar in a bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved. Put the beef in a bowl then pour the mixture over the meat. Stir to coat evenly and marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Blanch the broccoli and carrots in a pot of boiling waiter for about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl of ice-cold water. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, and stir in the ginger and garlic. Let them sizzle in the hot oil for about 1 minute to flavor the oil, then remove and discard. Stir in the broccoli and toss for about 2 minutes. Remove the broccoli from the wok, and set aside.
  4. Pour a little more oil into the wok, if needed, and stir and toss the beef with the marinade until the sauce forms a glaze on the beef, and the meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Return the broccoli, carrot, and mushrooms to the wok, and stir until the meat and broccoli are heated through, about 3 minutes.

Tip:

  • Make sure that the beef is sliced thinly. My mother asked her suki in the market to slice the beef and the results were not up to my standards. I had to adjust the cooking time because the beef slices were inconsistent.
  • The on-line recipe recommended using dry sherry. I substituted Chinese cooking wine and I got great results.

Happy cooking!

 

 

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