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Garlic Ginger Beef with Broccoli

Posted by wcwh2opolo on 2010.04.07 at 18:46
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- 2 tbsp veggie oil
- 1 good sized steak (skirt or flank work well)
- 2 fresh heads of broccoli
- 1 tbsp (heaping) of minced garlic
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 1/2c soy sauce (try to avoid kikkomon or anything overly salty)
- 1/2c water + 2 tbsp
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp (generous) brown sugar
- 1 tbsp corn starch dissolved in water until smooth

Prepare for cooking by slicing steak into strips that are as thin as possible (think paper thin, and cut on the bias). Wash broccoli, and then cut florets off, removing all thick stems and extra leafy matter.
Heat a large skillet, or medium sized wok, on medium heat. Add oil and bring to temperature. Add in broccoli and 2 tbsp water, stir, then cover. Allow broccoli to cook until tender (stirring occasionally). Stir in garlic and ginger tossing it into the broccoli, allow garlic to slightly brown. Mix in water and soy sauce, then raise temperature to medium-high. Put in steak, and brown. Once steak has browned stir in brown sugar being careful not to place any directly onto cooking meat, make sure all sugar has dissolved. Add lemon juice, stir then cover. Allow mixture to simmer for about 5min.
To thicken the sauce gently move all of the steak and broccoli to the side of the skillet allowing the sauce to pool in the center. Make sure that the sauce in the center is boiling/simmering. Slowly stir in half of cornstarch mixture. Stir in steak and broccoli. Allow dish to stand for 2-5min. Season with salt if necessary.
Serve over steamed rice.

Serves: 2 good sized dinners.

So Dan and I LOVE going to Pei Wei, and when we go he always gets the Mongolian Beef, and nine out of ten times I end up with the Ginger Broccoli Chicken. I've always wanted to make them at home, and so a while ago I did some research and found a copycat recipe for the Mongolian Beef. It was TERRIBLE! Absolutely sickeningly sweet. Tonight I had a steak thawed, fresh broccoli in the fridge, and a crazy craving for Chinese food. So I revisited the copycat recipe. I tweaked it a bit, and came out with this. Talk about home-made chinese mouth-gasm! We both loved it and demolished the whole pan full! I decided I had to share right away before I could forget anything that I had done to make it.


ningarentacop at 2010-04-08 03:35 (UTC) (Link)
I get crispy honey shrimp once in a while and I did get a test item before. It was a tasty dinner though.
wcwh2opolo at 2010-04-08 18:54 (UTC) (Link)
Ummm... once in a while.... but when was the last once in a while? Lol.
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