Sunday, September 20, 2009
Five Spice Beef & Broccoli
This is a two part recipe, as with most stir fry recipes, because you deal with the meat and the veggies separately. It's still pretty quick and easy and tastes delicious.
Makes 4 servings
3/4 lb sirloin beef, cut into strips (i used prepared stir fry beef to save time)
2 tbsp macadamia nut oil, divided
2 tsp Chinese five spice
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup water
1 lb broccoli florets, sliced carrots, pea pods, sliced celery
1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup vegetable broth (or beef)
1. Mix beef with 1 tbsp oil and Chinese five spice. Use your hands to get the rub into the beef. Marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature (room temp meat cooks more evenly & faster).
2. Heat large fry pan or wok on medium high heat. Add remaining oil and beef. Stir fry for 2-3 mins until beef is mostly no longer pink. Add garlic and stir fry another couple minutes until beef is no longer pink. Remove from fry pan and set aside.
3. In same fry pan or wok, add vegetables and 1/4 cup of water and stir fry/steam over medium heat. Until veggies are fork tender (fork inserted easily but still has some crisp), approx 5-7 minutes. If any water remaining in pan, drain off before proceeding.
4. In a small bowl, Whisk cornstarch, vegetable broth and oyster sauce.
5. Add beef and sauce mix to the fry pan. Stir on medium low for 5 mins until everything is coated, heated through and sauce thickens a bit.
6. Serve over rice or noodles.
7. Try to use chopsticks and laugh at your ineptitude. :)