I bought broccoli from Landmark Supermarket last Sunday. Hermie said when I got home that I will just forget about it and let it rot in the fridge. Which is likely to happen because my memory is not good.
Sooo ... I cooked Beef with Broccoli yesterday. I got the sirloin from Mrs. Garcia's in Metro Supermarket. It was really tender.... even the denture challenged will not have a hard time. I just combined the recipes I read in cookbooks and websites. I was surprised it turned out good! Let me share it with you!
Beef with Broccoli
1/2 lb. - 1 lb. (225 - 450 grams) thinly sliced beef sirloin from Mrs. Garcia's
1 T. Datu Puti soy sauce
1 T. cornstarch
1/2 T. cooking wine
1/2 T. water
1 T. cooking oil
1/4 C. cooking oil
1 C. broccoli florets, soaked in water
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 white onions, diced (but not too small)
1/2 C. water
1 T. Lee Kum Kee soy sauce
1 T. Golden Sail dark soy sauce
1 T. Pantai oyster sauce
1 T. water
1/2 t. cornstarch dissolved in 1 t. water.
Marinate the beef in soy sauce, cornstarch, cooking wine and water for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Then add 1 T. cooking oil so the beef slices will not stick together.
Heat the wok or frying pan. When smoking hot, add the cooking oil. Stir fry the beef quickly, about 2 minutes, until brown but still pink inside. Set side.
In the same wok with the remaining oil and bits from the beef, saute garlic and onion. Add the broccoli florets and 1/2 C water. Cover for 2 MINUTES, do NOT overcook. Return the beef to the wok and add the sauce. Thicken with cornstarch dissolved in water.
Note: Cook over high heat all the way.