BEEF WITH BROCCOLI
TWO VERSIONS: GLUTEN FREE, DOUBLE BLACK SOY SAUCE
Growing up, this was one of my favorite recipes to eat at home, or at the former Joyce Chen restaurants. I’ve adapted it from my mother’s cookbook, “Joyce Chen Cooks.”
Gluten Free or Double Black Soy Sauce Versions - Beef with Broccoli can be made gluten free (Joyce Chen Gluten Free Soy Sauce), or with dark soy sauce (Joyce Chen Double Black Soy Sauce). The dark soy sauce gives this dish a deeper dark color rather than the typical lighter color in soy sauces, which are normally found in today’s markets.
Cauliflower can be used as a substitute, but cook it two minutes longer, until it turns a translucent color on the edges. I love this dish so much that I started loving broccoli too.
Enjoy – Stephen Chen
Features: Joyce Chen Gluten Free Soy Sauce or Joyce Chen Double Black Soy Sauce, Joyce Chen Ginger/Garlic Stir Fry Sauce
Service with brown or white rice.
SERVES: 2 - 3
1 pound beef steak sliced. (Flank steak is the best. Slightly frozen beef is easier to slice.)
3 tablespoons Joyce Chen Gluten Free Soy Sauce or Joyce Chen Double Black Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon pale dry Sherry
1 teaspoon sugar
½ bunch fresh broccoli
5 tablespoons Joyce Chen Ginger & Garlic Stir Fry Oil
½ teaspoon salt
1 slice ginger root or ¼ cup sliced onion
- Medium mixing bowl
- Cutting board
- Kitchen knife
- 12 to 14-inch wok
- Bamboo spatula
- Serving platter and spoon
- Cut the beef across the grain in thin ¼ inch thick slices about 2 inches long.
- Mix sliced beef with soy sauce, cornstarch, Sherry, sugar, and set aside in a mixing bowl.
- Wash the broccoli and thoroughly drain to minimize the splatter oil while stir frying. Parboiled broccoli may be used, but it will be less crunchy and crisp.
- Cut the broccoli into flowerets about 2 inches long, peel the stalk and slice into 2 inch lengths, less than ½ inch thick.
- Heat wok on medium heat for a minute, and then add 1 tablespoon of oil and heat.
- Add broccoli and salt, and stir fry over medium heat for about 2 minutes, until broccoli is dark green. Beware of oil splatter. Remove from skillet and spread out on a platter.
- To the wok, add the remaining 3 tablespoons oil and the ginger or onion slices. Stir fry beef mixture over medium heat for less than 2 minutes, turning constantly until almost. Add the cooked broccoli to the beef and mix thoroughly.
- Serve immediately on a platter.