Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Very easy and delicious! You may substitute chicken if you like. Serve over rice.
- 1/3 cup oyster sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/3 cup sherry
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 3/4 lb. beef round steak, cut into 1/8-inch thick strips
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more if needed
- 1 thin slice fresh ginger root
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
- 1 lb. broccoli, cut into florets
Whisk together oyster sauce, sesame oil, sherry, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Place steak pieces into a shallow bowl, pour 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 the ginger and garlic. Let them sizzle in the hot oil for about 1 minute to flavor the oil, 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 minutes. 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 not 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.
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