Beef with Broccoli
(The secret to this popular restaurant dish is to marinate the
beef in a bit of oil)
Serves 3 to 4
lb (375 g) lean beef, sliced thinly into bite-sized pieces
Marinade for Beef:
1/3 tsp (1.5 mL) salt
1 Tbsp (15 mL) cooking wine
1 Tbsp (15 mL)
2 Tbsp water
1 1/2 Tbsp (20 mL)
1 1/2 lb (750 g) broccoli, flowerets removed, slice on the
diagonal into thin slices
1 cup (250 mL)
2 1/2 Tbsp (30 mL) oyster sauce
2 Tbsp (25 mL) light
3/4 Tbsp (10 mL) dark
1 Tbsp (15 mL) sugar
a few drops of
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup (125 mL) chicken broth
2 Tbsp cornstarch (if desired)
Slice beef and mix
together marinade ingredients. Add marinade to beef and marinate
for thirty minutes. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil to beef, mix in
thoroughly, and marinate beef for another thirty minutes. While
beef is marinating, prepare the vegetables.
Heat wok and add 1 cup of oil. When oil is ready, add beef and
stir-fry until it is nearly cooked. Remove beef and set aside on a
plate. Drain the wok and wipe clean with a paper towel.
Add 1/2 cup water to wok. Bring the water to a boil and add the
broccoli. Cover and cook until broccoli is cooked through. Drain
Heat wok and add oil (about 2 tablespoons). Add the garlic and
stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add vegetables and beef and mix
together. Make a well in the middle of the wok and add the sauce
ingredients. Add cornstarch, stirring to thicken. Mix sauce
together with other ingredients. Serve hot.
*Add carrots and onion if desired. Boil in the wok with the
broccoli (you'll need to add more water).
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