Sunday, December 19, 2010

Restaurant Style Beef and Broccoli

Has everyone finished with their Christmas shopping yet? I am done! All I need to get yet are some gifts bags and boxes and that's it for me. The big tackle ahead is which cookies to make this year. I think I will make 4 different kinds and a Jello Poke cake. I LOVE Jello Poke cakes!!! With the red and green layers they just spell Christmas to me. They are usually a cake that everyone loves too. And also simple, a word that I am growing fonder of by the day!!!

I also wanted to let eveyone know that my Tate's Bake Shop giveaway has ended and the winner was Jacquie. Congratulations Jacquie! I hope you enjoy the cookies and cookbook!

This is a recipe that I made about a week ago. I just had a craving for beef and broccoli and checked on one of my favorite go to sites - allrecipes! This a definitely a 5 star recipe. I used round steak like the recipe suggested but next time I will use a leaner cut that is not quite as tough. Round steak is fine but I think flank or sirloin sliced real thin would be great! Hope you give this a try......

Before I get to the recipe though can you let me know what cookies you will be baking for the holidays? I'm curious to find out which ones people are choosing. There are just sooo many choices. Thanks!

1/3 cup oyster sauce
2 teaspoons Asian (toasted) sesame oil
1/3 cup sherry
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
3/4 pound beef round stead, cut into 1/8 inch thick strips
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, or more if needed
1 thin slice of fresh ginger root
1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
1 pound broccoli, cut into florets

Whisk together the oyster sauce, sherry, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Place the steak pieces into a shallow bowl and pour the oyster sauce mixture over the meat, stir to coat well and marinate for at least 30 minutes in refrigerator.

Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat and stir in ginger and garlic. Let them sizzle in hot oil for about 1 minute to flavor the oil and then remove and discard. Stir in the broccoli and toss and stir in the hot oil until bright green and almost tender, 5 to 7 mnutes. Remove the broccoli from the wok and set aside.

Pour a little more oil into the wok, if needed, and stir and toss the beef with the marinade until the sauce forms a glaze on the beef and the meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Return the cooked broccoli to the wok and stir until the meat and broccoli are heated through, about 3 minutes.


Coleen's Recipes said...

This looks delicious and a nice change of pace from all of the ham, turkey etc. that goes with the holidays. I'm not soo sure about the oyster sauce though...a little nervous haha.

My cookies this year are:
oatmeal cranberry, ginger snaps, toffee bit cookies, maple snickerdoodles,Russian tea cookies, fudge and nut clusters.

Kerstin said...

I'm done too - woohoo! This looks like such an easy and tasty meal too -yum!

Bridgett said...

I've been done shopping for a while and for once my holidays are going to be stress free in that matter! Love this dish as I always order this when out. I really should learn to make it at home, so thanks for the recipe!

Italian restaurants Auckland said...

Mmmm this looks scrumptious! Agree with what Coleen said. I'm sick and tired of having turkey for Christmas. Time for a change!

Reeni said...

I love making my own Chinese food - this looks excellent! I am making gingerbread sandwich cookies with lemon cream, pecan sandies, chocolate/cranberry biscotti, sugar cookie cut-outs, pizzelles, Italian Anise cookies, almond crescents, lavender sugar cookies, sugar plums and...more if I have time! And I'm all done shopping too...and real happy about it!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had this, but it looks great!

Diana's Cocina said...

This dish sounds wonderful! Made one similair here recent. My cookies thus far are, almond crescents, cut out sugar cookies, cinnamon sugar biscotti.

teresa said...

mmm, i love a good stirfry, this looks awesome!

Emily said...

This is one of my favorite dishes! It looks sooo good!

Jenn said...

That looks fantastic Deb!! I love Asian flavors and beef with broccoli is always a tasty dish!
Glad your shopping is all done! I finished mine just last week...whew!

Lara said...

My husband would be all over this kind of meal! Delicious!

Leslie said...

I am done...been done. I shopped on Amazon and was done in early November!!!! yeah me!
Yummy recipe

Monica H said...

Just wanted to wish you and your family a beautiful holiday Debbie.

Many blessings to you,
Monica H

Shelby said...

This looks really delicious. Grumpy and I would both enjoy this!