Beef of an Asian Persuasion

I am a meat and potato kind of girl, but every once in a while I feel the need to make an Asian-esque meal.  When you’ve overdosed on carbs and cheese (as I  often do), this dish is a great change of pace, packed with veggies and protein.

Stir Fried Beef & Broccoli

Serves: 2 very hungry girls about to go out dancing
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

Marinade:
 
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp ginger, freshly grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
Other Stuff:
 
  • beef (whatever you can afford for the occasion)
  • broccoli (one big crown)
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp corn starch

METHOD

  • Combine ingredients for the marinade.  Cut beef into strips and allow to sit in the marinade for as long as you can, or at least for 10 minutes.
  • Start with a tablespoon of oil in your frying pan over medium heat.  Add sliced onions.  These will cook down, so bigger slices are better.  Sautée for about 2 minutes.
  • Add broccoli and continue to sautée for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in some of the marinade from the beef, and stir for another five minutes.
  • Remove veggies from the pan.  Place them on a plate and set aside.
  • Raise the heat to high.  Once pan is very hot, add the beef and the rest of the marinade.  Flash fry the beef for about five minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Add corn starch (diluted in a splash of water) to thicken sauce.
  • Stir back in the veggies.
  • Serve over brown rice and eat with a fork, like a proper English woman.

This dish is delicious with any green veggie.  If you’re not a huge fan of broccoli, substitute green beans.  I had leftover asparagus from a meal the other day, so I threw that in the mix as well.  You could also add ingredients such as red peppers and mushrooms – whatever takes your fancy, it’s a very versatile recipe. Enjoy!

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