May 9, 2011
It has taken me a while to get around to posting this one. I am making it tomorrow so while I had the recipe out I thought I would post it. I will try to get some pictures tomorrow.
This is a delscious and nutrious meal and not terribly hard to make.
1 pound of steak, any good quality steak will do, just make sure when you cut it into thin strips it is against the grain, otherwise you will have tough meat.
1 TBS Soy Sauce
Ground black pepper
1 TSP fish sauce(found in the ethnic aisle at your local market)
3 tBS Oyster sauce
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp Sesame oil(preferably roasted)
1 tbs good quality wine(this is used to tenderize the meat, I usually use a lot more than a TBS)
1/4 cup cooking oil
3 -4 big cloves of garlic(go with your instincts and taste for more or less)
1 1/2 heads of broccoli(cut into bite size pieces with some of the stem)
1/2 head cabbage(more if you like)
1/4 cup water
Cut steak across grain, as thin as you can get them, place in large bowl.
Add soy sauce, fresh ground pepper, fish sauce, Oyster sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, and cooking wine. I use more of almost everything than the recipe calls for, especially the wine and the soy sauce.
Mix ingredients into the meat. Marinate in fridge for 2 hours to over night.
Crush fresh garlic and finely chop, after meat has marinated add garlic.
Get your Wok(you can use a cast iron pan but make it a big one) nice and hot on high heat, I usually use a couple ot TBS of Sesame oil for that authentic Asian taste.
Stir fry brocolli and cabbage, I like to use about a TBS of sugar makes the cabbage nice and sweet and Barbara likes it. Cook until brocolli it bright green and the cabbage is softened.
Add 1/4 cup, or less, of oil to Wok get oil hot until it smokes a bit.
Add the marinated meat and the marinate to the Wok.
Once the meat is almost cooked through, add the cabbage and brocolli. Cook until everything is hot and ready to serve.
We like it with Jasmine Rice.
This is about right for a 1 lb of meat.
Cut meat very thin against the grain at about a 45 degree angle, like you would a good steak, add to Marinate and refrigerate from 2 hours to overnight(over night is really best)
Cook vegetables first in Sesame oil if you have it, I usually put in about 2tbs and then sprinkle some on top. The cabbage will take longer to cook than the broccoli, try cooking cabbage about 5 or 6 minutes before adding broccoli, cook until cabbage is cooked as you like and the broccoli is bright green. Once vegetables are cooked pull up on the cooler sides of Wok and add meat and marinate in the center, the meat is cut thin so it will only take a few minutes to cook, when meat is cooked as you wish, mix all together.