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Beef and Broccoli

Panda Express Beef and Broccoli
Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

1/2 lb flank steak
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 teaspoon corn starch, activated with 1 tsp water
4 cups broccoli florets and stems, chopped and tough parts removed
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon ginger bulb, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon organic oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon rice wine

Thinly slice steak against its grain into 1″ by 1/4″ bite size pieces. Set aside. Combine next 4 ingredients into a marinade. Toss beef with marinade, cover, and refrigerate half an hour. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli and lightly blanch until water re-boils. Quickly drain broccoli in a colander. Drizzle peanut oil in a wok or saute pan and heat to medium high heat. Add ginger and garlic, and stir to quickly infuse flavors and avoid burning. Add marinated beef and briskly stir-fry until beef starts to brown, but retains some pink. Add oyster sauce and stir to further infuse flavors.When beef is almost all browned through, adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Add rice wine then stir to thicken sauce. Remove from heat immediately and serve over broccoli and your choice of steamed rice, fried rice, or noodles.

1 comment:

  1. This is very interesting! I really like the ingredients on this recipe especially the broccoli and beef. I will try this now and taste it for my dinner.

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