Tuesday, February 21
Beef and Broccoli ~ Dust Off Those Woks
I have not cooked using a wok before this recipe. At least not that I can remember. I had my brand new wok collecting dust in the corner, meaning to try it but not quite getting around to it (for like two years!). I can't imagine why not because not only are the creations sooo good but it's also a lot of fun! I loved using mine and hope to share many more wok recipes with you in the future. NOTE: in my excitement, I saved the wrong photos from my sd card and am only left with this horrible one. Don't let it stop you from trying this recipe though, it is amazing.
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sugar
1 TBLS. cornstarch
1 TBLS. low sodium soy sauce
1 TBLS. water
2 TBLS. olive oil
1.5 lbs. steak of your choice, sliced into thin strips
Whisk together baking soda, sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, water and olive oil in a large bowl. Toss the steak in the marinade to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Then gather these ingredients:
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 TBLS. brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBLS. flour
3 TBLS. olive oil
2 heads of broccoli, crowns only
In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and flour until smooth. Set aside.
Heat 2 TBLS. of the oil in a large wok over high heat until simmering. Add broccoli and saute 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Transfer broccoli to a plate.
Carefully add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the wok. Add the marinated steak and half of the sauce mixture. Saute for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring often, until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink. Stir in the broccoli and the remaining sauce. Saute 1 minute more. Serve over rice.
*make sure and use LOW sodium soy sauce or this will be much too salty.