Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A Favorite Stir Fry Recipe

Here is a very famous stir fry recipe that is very popular in the world which was introduced in Chinese Cuisines long ago.   In this article we will detail the preparation of this recipe including the secrets of how to make it a perfect stir fry.  Well without further ado, the secret to this recipe is cooking the beef in one cup of oil to seal in the juices and cooking the broccoli in water to make it crisp and tender.  If you want a more authentic touch, use Chinese broccoli which taste and appears like asparagus.


Preparation time is 30 minutes.  It easily can be cooked in ten minutes.  This is only a total of forty minutes.

  • 3/4 pound lean beef
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (you can substitute rice wine according to your desire)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, to be mixed with one tablespoon water
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
To Cook Broccoli:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
More if desired:
  • 1 1/4 cups oil, or as needed
  • Begin by cutting the beef across its grain into thin slices for a more tender meat.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add the marinade ingredients but add the cornstarch last. Then using your fingers, rub it on the beef slices.  Cover and marinate the beef for thirty minutes at room temperature.
  • Then prepare the sauce and vegetables. For the sauce, mix together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and reserve for frying.  In a cup, mix the cornstarch and water and reserve.
  • For the ve4ggie, wash and drain the broccoli. Please cut the stalk diagonally into thin slices. Then cut the flowerets into three to four pieces, like bite size pieces.  Then crush the garlic.
  • Begin frying by heating your wok or large skillet on high heat in your American stove.  Then add one cup of oil.  When the oil is medium-hot add the beef and stir.
  • Just blanch the beef on the hot oil by letting it lay flat for thirty to forty seconds and then stir to separate each piece.
  • Then remove the beef when it changes color and is nearly cooked after a minute or two.  Drain on paper towels.  Please wipe the wok with paper towels.
  • Then add two tablespoons of oil to the wok.  Then add the crushed garlic and stir fry briefly till fragrant.
  • Then add the broccoli and sprinkle the salt and sugar over then stir fry briefly.  Lower down the heat if necessary to make sure it doesn't burn.
  • Then add the one half cup water and cook the broccoli cover for four to five minutes until it turns a bright green and is tender but still crisp.  Please remove from the wok and drain.
  • Then clean out the wok and add 2 more tablespoons oil.  When oil is hot, please add the broccoli and the beef.   Stir together and then add the sauce and cornstarch mixture in the middle of the wok and stir quickly to thicken.  Then mix everything together and serve hot over steamed rice.

Variations: You can add carrots and onion if desired. Just boil in the wok with the broccoli but you'll need to add more water. This stir fry recipe is excellent, the taste is truly unforgettable.  The crispy flavor of the broccoli makes the Chinese stir fry even more delicious than before.  You can also add in chile oil for a little more kick.  Happy holidays to all.

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