Chinese Recipe: Beef With Broccoli
Beef With Broccoli is a classic when it comes to chinese cooking. It makes a perfect plate for almost all occasions.
Marinade for Beef:
1/3 tsp salt
1 Tbsp cooking wine
1 Tbsp cornstarch (corn flour)
2 Tbsp water
3/4 lb lean beef sliced thinly into bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 Tbsp oil
1 1/2 lb broccoli, flowerets removed, slice on the diagonal into thin slices
1 cup cooking oil
2 1/2 Tbsp oyster sauce
2 Tbsp light soy sauce
3/4 Tbsp dark soy sauce
1 Tbsp sugar
a few drops of sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp cornstarch
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.