Friday, July 22, 2011
One of my favourite things to order from the Chinese Food place is Broccoli and Beef. Nummers. I used to love it at my grandparents' restaurant (The House of Wong in Lethbridge, Alberta).
I've been trying to recreate it in my own kitchen for years. Finally my dad let me in on the secret I was missing - turkey stock. Of course!
So now, I'm ready to share my recipe with you:
- Stir Fry beef strips, or steak cut up into stir fry sized strips
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons of corn starch
- 4 tablespoons of cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt (or more to taste)
- 1 package of frozen broccoli (or vegetables of your choice) or fresh if you have it
- 1/2 ground ginger
- 3/4 cup of turkey or chicken stock
- Cut beef into strips if it isn't done for you already.
- Combine soy sauce, cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and salt in a bowl. Add beef, mix it until beef is coated well.
- Slice broccoli into thin strips if fresh. Heat ginger in 3 tablespoon of cooking oil in a skillet. Add broccoli and stir fry for 3 to 5 minutes to get that nice ginger taste into the veggies. Remove from pan.
- Add more oil if necessary and stir fry the beef for about 5 minutes or until well browned.
- return broccoli to pan. Add turkey stock (I have all my turkey stock frozen in ice cubes so it's super simple to add - yay!). Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. I like a lot more sauce than usual - so if you add extra stock and it doesn't thicken, that's nummy too. Makes a great sauce for rice!
Serve over steamed rice.
*** you can add all the things that you might like in your broccoli and beef likes baby corn, mushrooms or water chestnuts. For example, I used a bag of frozen Chinese style veggies for the broccoli and beef in the photos. Go crazy. And enjoy!